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Christmas Lights May Have Caused Elm City House Fire

Posted December 18, 2003 4:50 a.m. EST

— Christmas lights may be to blame for a fire that destroyed a Wilson County home.

Investigators say flames swept through the house in Elm City, quickly destroying everything inside. A woman and her three sons escaped from the home unharmed.

The Red Cross is helping the family.

Investigators say it appears the fire was sparked by malfunctioning lights on an artificial Christmas tree.