Candle burns out of control

PUBLISHED: 14:08 22 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 15 June 2010

TWO fire appliances were sent to the Church Street home of a Honiton pensioner last Sunday, after it was feared a candle was burning out of control.

TWO fire appliances were sent to the Church Street home of a Honiton pensioner last Sunday, after it was feared a candle was burning out of control.Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescuse Service was called to the property at 3.04pm."A candle was burning out of control and, although she had thrown it into the kitchen sink, she was unable to extinguish it," said a spokesperson.A crew from Ottery was stood down after firefighters from Honiton arrived at the scene first and assessed the situation."The fire was extinguished with a damp cloth," the spokesperson added.

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