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Fire damages a Farmington home

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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

A little candle can do a lot of damage, as one Farmington homeowner learned Friday night.

The Farmington Fire Department was called to a house fire on the 5100 block of Upper 182nd Street around 10:45 p.m. Friday. Fire chief Tim Pietsch said the initial call indicated there were flames visible, but when firefighters arrived they found a house mostly filled with smoke. The occupants of the home were able to get out before firefighters arrived.

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Reports at the scene indicated the fire had been started by a candle left burning. It ignited a chair in the house, but the fire was contained to one room. Once firefighters established the fire was extinguished, they checked the attic as well to make sure the flames had not spread. Finding that the fire had not traveled into the ceiling, firefighters set about ventilating the home.

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