Candle starts apartment fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An apartment fire in the 1100 block of Jim Taylor Drive in Baton Rouge completely gutted a family's bedroom and caused heavy smoke damage Sunday afternoon.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported that a 3-year-old boy knocked a burning candle onto the bed where his father was sleeping. After waking his father, both escaped unharmed, according to officials.

No other units were damaged. Officials estimated damages at $37,000.

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