A Madison house was seriously damaged Monday night by a fire believed to have been started by candles.
According to fire department reports, the blaze started at about 10:30 on the second floor of a brick house on Sixth Street. The residents were using candles to light the home because the power apparently had been turned off.
The people in the house were able to escape safely. But a firefighter who battled the flames was treated for smoke inhalation.