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Candles blamed for Jefferson City house fire

Candles blamed for Jefferson City house fire

Candles are being blamed for a fire at this home on Cordell street in Jefferson City (October 12, 2022 photo courtesy of Jefferson City Fire assistant chief Jake Holee)

Jefferson City firefighters are reminding you that burning candles should never be left unattended.

The department says Wednesday’s house fire on Cordell street happened when candles were knocked over. 19 firefighters responded to the home, which sustained fire damage to one room and smoke damage throughout the house.

No injuries are reported.