Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 | 10:46 a.m.
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.