Published: Oct 11, 2010 4:00 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 11, 2010 1:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Investigators believe a bug-repellent citronella candle is to blame for a Tampa house fire.

Fire rescuers were called to the single story home Sunday evening and discovered flames coming from a utility room. The fire was under control within 10 minutes.

Parademics took one man to Tampa General Hospital with minor burns.

Investigators say the homeowner, 55-year-old Bruce Bryant, had left a citronella candle burning to ward off bugs. The flame ignited the vapors of flammable liquids in the room.

The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damages.