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Candle causes fire in Emba maisonette

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A fire that broke out late on Tuesday in a maisonette in Emba was caused by a lit candle, Paphos police said on Wednesday.

Officers and firefighters rushed to the scene around 10.30pm when the blaze broke out at the maisonette’s bedroom on the first floor.

Six people who lived in the residence, located on Ayios Lazaros street, were not harmed, police said.

However, the blaze caused extensive damage to the wall, and the paint of the building while one bedroom was destroyed.

Police said the owner of the residence has not been located.

Preliminary investigations showed the fire appears to have started by a lit candle, since there was no electricity at the flat.


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