House fire started by a candle

A family in the Scottish Borders had what the fire brigade have called 'a lucky escape' after a fire in their home was started by a candle.

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Peebles Fire: Full report

A family have had a lucky escape after their home was destroyed by fire. Emergency services were called to Elcho Street in Peebles just after 3 o'clock this morning.

A couple and their 3 year old daughter managed to escape the property unhurt, but the fire and rescue service say it could have been much worse - particulary as there were no working smoke alarms inside. Jenny Longden has sent this report

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