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Official blames cat, candle for eastern Pa. fire

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A fire official in eastern Pennsylvania is blaming a cat for a fire that's left seven people unable to return to their apartments.

Bethlehem Assistant Fire Chief Craig Baer told the Express-Times of Easton (http://bit.ly/U4gV5I ) on Wednesday that a cat kicked over a lit candle inside a child's second-floor bedroom.

Baer says two people were treated for minor smoke inhalation but didn't need hospital care.

Five kittens were rescued from the home. Their mother was seen afterward in the basement but firefighters weren't able to catch her.

Two of the three apartments in the building were occupied, but Baer says it's not habitable. The Red Cross is helping the two families who lived in the building.

Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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