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Central Phoenix apartment fire apparently started when candle got knocked over

Mar 22, 2022, 9:03 AM
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PHOENIX – A fire that damaged a central Phoenix apartment early Tuesday apparently started when a candle got knocked over, authorities said.

Crews responded to a complex near 16th Street and Osborn Road around 2:15 a.m. to find a first-floor unit burning, the Phoenix Fire Department said in a press release.

Heavy smoke from the fire was spreading into neighboring apartments.

Firefighters performed a search to get all potential victims out, and the flames were quickly extinguished.

The incident displaced four residents, who received assistance from a crisis team.

Investigators were working to confirm if the candle caused the blaze.

No other details were immediately available.

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Central Phoenix apartment fire apparently started when candle got knocked over