Courtesy: The Journal Newspaper, New Ulm
Kevin Sweeney. Journal Editor
NEW ULM, Minn. -- Investigators say the fire that killed six people at a New Ulm bed and breakfast was caused by unattended candles left on the front porch.
The fire at the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast was ruled an accident by the New Ulm Fire Department following an investigation.
The inn's owner, 48-year-old Roberta McCrea and her two daughters, 15-year-old Abby Gayle Wood, and 3-year-old Savannah Grace McCrea were killed in the July 2 fire.
Sixty-seven-year-old Andrew Uhing, of Hardington, Neb., 59-year-old Dian Lee Bergman and her 62-year-old husband, Joseph Bergman, also died in the fire. The Bergmans lived in Centuria, Wis. Four people, including Uhing's wife, Sandy, escaped the fire.
State and federal agents helped the New Ulm Fire Department investigate the cause.
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