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Apartment fire caused by candle

October 30, 2007

Albany -- An Albany man accidentally set his apartment on fire with a candle early Tuesday morning.

About 4:45 Firefighters were called to an apartment in the 700 block of West Highland Avenue where the bedroom was ablaze.

Firefighters say Lonnie Newberry had just moved into the apartment and had a candle burning on the floor near his bed. The candle set the bed on fire.

Newberry was not injured, but the apartment sustained thousands of dollars in fire and smoke damage.

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