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.