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Family Escapes House Fire

Family Escapes House Fire

Posted - Sep. 24, 2004 at 8:07 a.m.



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(KSL News) A mother and her three children escaped a fire that heavily damaged their home early this morning.

Family Escapes House Fire

A 16 year old girl says she heard the fire crackling about 4:30. She then rushed her mother and the rest of the family outside to safety.

Salt Lake City firefighters fought the flames quickly---mostly in the upper sections of the home and the roof. The cause: a candle that had been left burning all night.

The family's home suffered at least 50-thousand dollars in damage.

Family Escapes House Fire

Reportedly the 16 year old had been told in the past NOT to burn candles when the family was not around.

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