Scented candle blamed for fire destroying Marco Island home

A fire that destroyed a Marco Island home Monday afternoon was caused by a scented candle, according to fire officials.

Investigators said the candle was too close to roll of paper towels in the kitchen at a home on the 1700 block of Waterfall Court. The owner was using the candle to make the house smell good during a home showing, according to the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department.

In a separate investigation, the state fire marshal's office is still working to determine the cause of an East Naples house fire on Monday night, although East Naples fire chief Kingman Schuldt said it was thought to be of suspicious nature.

The abandoned home on the 2000 block of Pineland Street was destroyed in a fire that started around 7 p.m. No one was inside the home at the time of the fire, Schuldt said.

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Comments » 6

26yearsonmarco writes:

I guess the Old Saying is True:

"s----- Is As s----- Does"

Should be interesting how the insurance handles this case.

1Paradiselost writes:

The house is for sale and it catches fire, eh?

I can't remember what's that called? If a business catches fire and the owner collects the insurance money..

Does anyone remember what that's called?

OldMarcoMan writes:

NewJersey Lighting ?

happyhorowitz34145 writes:

in response to OldMarcoMan:

NewJersey Lighting ?

Well..... close, the owner is an ex NY City cop on so-called disability, so ask him!
Only on Marco!

OldMarcoMan writes:

Was this House on a Canal (?) if so did we get to use the Fire/Rescue Boat?

happyhorowitz34145 writes:

in response to OldMarcoMan:

Was this House on a Canal (?) if so did we get to use the Fire/Rescue Boat?

LMFAO

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