VISALIA — A burning candle started a house fire early Saturday morning in Visalia, firefighters said.
The Visalia Fire Department was dispatched to 1932 E. Douglas Ave. about 6 a.m., where firefighters saw smoke coming out the front of the single-story home. Firefighters quickly snuffed a small fire in a bedroom closet.
Five people were asleep inside the home when the fire started, but everyone got out safely before firefighters arrived.
The fire started when a candle burning throughout the night on a dresser ignited some material next to it, firefighters said. The blaze caused about $2,000 in damage.
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