Candle blamed for Detroit house fire

2 women inside Detroit home when mattress caught fire


DETROIT – A candle is being blamed for starting a fire at an occupied home on Detroit's west side.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of Gilchrist Street just off of Seven Mile Road.

A mattress caught fire and filled the house with smoke.

Two women were inside the home.  Smoke detectors alerted them to the smoke and they were able to escape.

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