Ashes blamed in Fairfield fire

Firefighters in Fairfield are warning people to be careful where they put fireplace ashes. They say a home on Lakewood Road caught fire yesterday because

Officials say a home on Lakewood Road caught fire yesterday because ashes were put in the basement.

Officials say a home on Lakewood Road caught fire yesterday because ashes were put in the basement. (2/15/16)

FAIRFIELD - Firefighters in Fairfield are warning people to be careful where they put fireplace ashes.

They say a home on Lakewood Road caught fire yesterday because the ashes were put in the basement

They say the ashes then ignited a wall.

The fire chief says homeowners have to be sure to dispose of ashes in a metal container and place them well outside the home.

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