Candle left burning sparks townhouse fire

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – There is new information on a fire that broke out at a townhouse complex in Auburn earlier this week.

Auburn Fire Chief Lee Lamar says investigators have confirmed that the fire was started by candle that was placed close to a sofa.

The owner of the home stepped outside of the house for a few minutes and returned to his home completely engulfed in flames.

He has been relocated and is currently receiving assistance from the East Alabama Red Cross.

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