Candle causes house fire

CARNATION _ A lit candle apparently ignited a blaze that

caused $60,000 in damage to a residential home on August, 1. No one was

home at the time of the fire.

According to Eastside Fire & Rescue in Carnation, the department

was called at 6:37 a.m. to battle a structure fire in the 32100 block of

East Reitze Street. A neighbor had heard the fire and called 911.

Assisting ESF&R were units from the Duvall and Redmond fire


Once there, firefighters saw flames coming out a side window of

the house, which threatened a neighboring home. They managed to quell

the flames and then went through the front door to put out the remaining fire.

After the fire was out, a King County fire investigator and

an ESF&R marshal determined a candle that had been burning in a

bedroom started the blaze. They estimated damage to the house was $60,000

— $50,000 for the structure and $10,000 for items inside the house.

They also learned that a puppy owned by the residents of the

house died from asphyxiation.

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