Candle starts house fire in Visalia

The Fresno BeeMarch 8, 2014 

— 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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