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Candle blamed for Cranbourne North fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  3.06 PM 30 May, 2017


Location: District 8 News

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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.

Last Updated: 30 May 2017