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December 10, 2003

Americus-- A forgotten candle is to blame for another fire--this time at an Americus jewelry store.

Clean-up is underway at Scott's Jewelry, a family-owned store inside an historic downtown building. A candle was left burning when owner Ron Scott closed at six Tuesday night. Three hours later, firefighters were called to the blaze.

Luckily, most of the merchandise was saved. Owner Ron Scott says, "We don't want to be closed any period of time, it's not good for business and thanks to the hospitality of my good neighbor next door, the Kinnebrews, we are going to be able to open up in a front portion of his business so we can operate as quickly as possible."

The family hopes to have their temporary location set up at the Kinnebrew Company on Lamar Street by Thursday morning. The jewelry store will likely reopen in a couple months.

Posted at 3:57 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com