This fire happened yesterday, early evening. It happens to be near and dear to my heart, because it is my niece's first house.
Have you ever shown a house that had candles burning? Ironically, just the other day, I learned my Seller had "several candles burning, in fact they were in every room" the agent said. The Buyer's Agent also told me she blew them out before she left the home. Needless to say, I called my Seller immediately and we had a chat about safety.
I'm guilty as the next guy/gal and happen to love candles. The call I received yesterday, however, has changed my perspective. Please take caution when burning candles, and make sure your clients and loved ones do as well. I don't know the exact percentage, but I heard from a local firefighter that many house fires are caused by candles.