Candle blamed for early morning house fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Candle blamed for early morning house fire

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis firefighters extinguished a house fire before sunrise at a home in the 4100 block of Elliston Road.

Police arrived at the house first. Inside they found a man sleeping on a mattress.

Officers were able to wake him and get him outside before the fire spread.

Shortly thereafter, firefighters arrived to put out the flames.

Investigators tell us the fire spread from a lit candle inside the house.

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