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Candle in pumpkin blamed for Williamsville house fire

A candle in a plastic pumpkin was blamed for a fire that heavily damaged a house at 80 Creek Road in Williamsville Friday evening, Amherst fire officials reported.

Damages were estimated at $20,000 to the house and $3,000 to its contents.

The fire, which was called in about 8:20 p.m., moved from the living room curtains to a couch, officials said. Residents were alerted by a smoke detector.