Fire started by Halloween pumpkin

SMITHFIELD, NC

Firefighters were called to the house on South Seventh Street just before 8 p.m.

According to witnesses, it's likely a candle in a Halloween pumpkin lit a fire on the porch which spread to the porch supports and eventually the attic of the home.

There is significant damage to the front of the house and the roof estimated at $40,000.

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