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Burning candle causes east Charlotte apartment fire

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

One family was displaced Sunday morning when a fire tore through their apartment in east Charlotte. 

The fire started just before 4 a.m. at an apartment on Snow Lane.

Firefighters say the family was lighting a candle after a car took out a power pole nearby and caused power outages in the area. Firefighters say the candle caused the fire.

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One apartment unit was destroyed, but several residents had smoke and water damage. The Charlotte Fire Department says the estimated damage costs were around $75,000. The American Red Cross is helping the family. 

No one was hurt. 

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