Unattended Candles Start Deadly B&B Fire
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - Investigators say a fire that killed six people at a bed-and-breakfast in New Ulm, Minnesota, was started by candles left unattended on a front porch. The New Ulm Fire Department reports today the fire at the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast was accidental. The inn's owner, Roberta McCrea, 48, and her two daughters, Abby Gayle Wood, 15, and Savannah Grace McCrea, 3, were killed in the July 2 fire. Andrew Uhing, 67, of Hartington, Neb., Dian Lee Bergman, 59, and her husband, Joseph Bergman, 62, 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.