Firefighters were called to a home in the 100 block of Dover Meadow Close Southeast at around 9 a.m.
Crews arrived to find fire and smoke coming from a bedroom window.
Acting District Chief Shaun Leonard said a mother and her five children were able to make it out of the home safely before firefighters arrived.
“Everyone’s fine now,” Leonard added. “Everyone was checked out by [paramedics] and they’re fine.”
CFD spokesperson Carol Henke told Global News an initial investigation determined the fire started when a candle was knocked over.
She credited a teenager in the home with helping keep the fire contained to the bedroom where it originated by closing the door after he spotted the flames.
Damage from the fire was kept to the bedroom, but Henke said the rest of the house suffered smoke damage.
It’s not known if the home had working smoke detectors.
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