LORAIN, Ohio-- A house in Lorain is a total loss after a fire Monday morning.
When crews arrived shortly before 7 a.m., the West Eighth Street house was fully engulfed in flames.
A smoke detector woke up the resident, but she refused to leave the porch because she couldn't find her cat. A neighbor was able to coax the woman away from the house. No one was injured.
Fire officials said a candle, which was left burning in the living room, started the blaze.
Firefighters stopped the fire from spreading to a nearby home.