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Police: Fire at Kansas college started by boiling candle


November 24, 2019

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police say a fire at a Kansas community college apartment started by boiling a candle.

The Wichita Eagle reports emergency responders were called at around 7 p.m. Sunday to an apartment fire on the campus of the Garden City Community College.

Police say firefighters extinguished the flames in a kitchen area after college staff had been unable to put it out.

The investigation found the resident had boiled a candle in a pot of water on the stove, which caught fire to the stove and surrounding area. The resident forgot the candle was on the stove when he left the apa...

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