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Woman tried to light candle, house caught on fire

By Heartland News

WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - Investigators say a woman inside a house in West Frankfort is fortunate she wasn't hurt too badly.

The fire broke out Thursday morning at 408 North Van Buren Street.

Firefighters say she apparently was trying to light candles when the match flew out of her hand.

That caught the bed ruffle on fire and she tried to put it out.

The fire caused major damage to the bedroom and smoke damage to the rest of the house.

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