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Candle blamed for Cranbourne North fire
An unattended scented candle caused a fire that destroyed a Cranbourne North home yesterday (29 May).
CFA District 8 Operations Officer Jim Dore said firefighters were called to the Newton Drive house around 9.40pm, finding the single-storey brick house totally alight.
“The fire spread quickly through the house and, as a result, it has been destroyed.”
Mr Dore said it was vital that when using candles, incense and oil burners that you do so safely to avoid starting a fire.
“Always extinguish candles before leaving home or going to sleep,” he said.
“It’s important to only use candles on stable, non-combustible surfaces but to also keep curtains and other items away from open flames at all times.”
CFA crews from Cranbourne, Narre Warren and Dandenong attended.