Candle blamed for deadly fire at West Oakland apartment building

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Officials say a candle sparked a fire that killed at least four people inside a three-story apartment building at San Pablo and Mead Avenue in West Oakland earlier this week. (KGO-TV)

Officials say a candle sparked a fire that killed at least four people inside a three-story apartment building at San Pablo and Mead avenues in West Oakland earlier this week.

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Firefighters say the building has more than 80 residents who were asleep when the fire began.

Some say they didn't hear fire alarms inside their apartments.

Firefighters say they rescued 15 people, some hanging from windows, others on fire escapes.

The news about the candle being the cause of the fire follows the initial probe by arson investigators.

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