Lit candle causes fire at Meck-Cabarrus county line, officials say

Two adults were taken to area hospitals after a fire broke out at a two-story house Wednesday night in northeast Mecklenburg County near the Cabarrus County line, fire officials said.

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The Charlotte Fire Department was called to Breezehill Lane near Highway 49 and saw smoke coming from the house.

Four adults and a child who were inside managed to escape the home that was heavily damaged by the blaze, fire officials said.

The two people who were hospitalized had non-life-threatening injuries.

A lit candle that ignited nearby combustibles started the accidental fire, officials said.

The Harrisburg Fire Department was also called to fight the fire.

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