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Apartment fire starts with candle

August 5, 2004

Albany- The woman who lived in the apartment where the fire started suffered burns to her foot.

The fire spread from her apartment in Princeton Place on Westover Boulevard and damaged at least five other apartments. No one else was hurt. Witnesses say the fire started about 9:00 p.m. and they saw flames shooting 25 feet out of the roof.

"It started on the third floor and as far as we know right now, it was started with a candle that burnt down supposedly and had caught a coffee table on fire and went from there," said property manager, Kristy Martin.

The woman who suffered burns was taken to the hospital by a family members.

Witnesses say Albany firefighters seemed to have the fire under control within 10 minutes, at 11:00 p.m. The property managers say they will provide hotel rooms for the burned out families.

posted at 11:20 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com