WASHINGTON-- An unattended candle started a fire that raced through a Columbia Heights apartment early Monday morning and seriously injured a woman.
The fire occurred in the 1600 block of Harvard Street. The woman was listed in serious condition with second- and third-degree burns over 60 percent of her body. A man also suffered minor burns from the fire in the fourth-floor apartment.
The fire was caused by candles that tipped over and caught some material on fire. Damage was estimated to be at $50,000, according D.C. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter.
Neither victim was identified, and their relationship is unknown.
Both are being treated at Washington Hospital Center.
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