Candle started fire that destroyed Lorain home

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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.

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