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Cat to blame for apartment fire in Springfield

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A pet cat is to blame for a fire inside an apartment that started just before midnight Friday night.

Dennis Leger, aide to Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, told CBS 3 that the resident inside an apartment at 149 Sumner Ave. said his cat knocked over a candle onto the bed in the front bedroom.

The 40-unit apartment complex was evacuated for approximately one hour.

Damage to the single apartment is estimated at $20,000 to $25,000.

That resident is the only person displaced, but he declined Red Cross assistance.

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