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January 24, 2015

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Candle blamed for house fire that does $75,000 damage

An unattended candle started a house fire this morning that did about $75,000 damage and created a column of smoke that could be seen for miles, the Clark County Fire Department reported.

A family of five was able to escape the house without injury, officials said.

The fire was reported about 7:40 a.m. at a home in the 900 block of Count Wutzke Avenue, fire officials said.

When firefighters arrived, one end of the house and the attic were engulfed in flames, and a neighboring house was being threatened, officials said. The fire was quickly brought under control, officials said.

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  1. The unfortunate thing is that while insurance may sight the damages of the fire totaling 75k, the house is probably worth less. Yes, Nevadans are upside down even in insurance coverage to our realestate market.