FAMILY ESCAPES HOUSEFIRE AT COPACABANA

An unattended candle is thought to have sparked a housefire at Copacabana overnight.

Three people managed to escape uninjured, before fire engulfed the two-storey Del Mar Drive home.

Fire crews extinguished the blaze within an hour but the home has been destroyed.

Police say a candle was left unattended while the family had dinner.

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