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Candle blamed for smoke damage

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Firefighters carry hose inside the house as smoke can be seen coming through the roof of the home in the Lakewood Terrace subdivision. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff] [Order this photo]
With crews from the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District and the City of Monett's Electric Department standing by, Monett firefighters knocked down a blaze at 804 Lometa Court in the Lakewood Terrace subdivision on Tuesday.

According the Captain Dwayne Irwin, around 3:30 p.m. an unattended candle ignited the contents of a bookcase and traveled up a wall, causing significant smoke damage.

The owner slowed the blaze with a fire extinguisher and firefighter finished the job. Ventilation fans from the fire trucks helped air out the building.

Firemen were on scene for about one hour.

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