Candle sparks early morning apartment fire in Roswell - CBS46 News

Candle sparks early morning apartment fire in Roswell

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Richard Breaden/CBS Atlanta- Roswell fire crews work to extinguish an overnight apartment fire. Richard Breaden/CBS Atlanta- Roswell fire crews work to extinguish an overnight apartment fire.
ROSWELL, GA (CBS46) -

A Roswell woman, burning a candle because her power was out, accidentally ignited a fire Wednesday.

"There was a candle in the bathroom closet area that had fallen and caught some clothes on fire," said Deputy Chief Ricky Burnette with Roswell Fire.

Captain Paul Piccirilli, with the Roswell Fire Department, said Red Cross assistance was called for seven people displaced by the blaze that started just after 1 a.m. at the Seven Pines Apartments off of Holcomb Bridge Road.

The fire was contained to the apartment where it started, but one other was damaged by water.

There were no injuries reported in the fire.

On Tuesday, a family of four in Gwinnett County lost part of their home to a fire started by an unattended candle in a bedroom.

"If you're going to use them (candles), use correct containers, so everybody can be safe," advised Burnette.

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