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Raleigh fire officials say candle caused house fire

Posted December 30, 2019 7:12 p.m. EST
Updated December 30, 2019 9:22 p.m. EST

— Fire officials said a candle was the cause of a fire that damaged a home in Raleigh on Monday.

Raleigh Fire Batallion Chief Lowell Smith told WRAL's Richard Adkins the fire happened at 3020 Dahlgreen Road. Fire officials were called to the area after 4 p.m. and saw flames coming from the home. It took 31 firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.

Officials said a candle was too close to a Christmas tree and caused the accidental fire.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor injury after falling during the incident.

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