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Mesa apartment fire caused by candle that was left burning overnight

Mesa fire near Southern Avenue and Alma School Road
Posted at 5:40 AM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 15:37:33-05

MESA, AZ — Update (Feb. 18, 2020): In an update to the story below, a spokesperson with the Mesa Fire Department said the apartment fire was caused by a candle that was left lit and burning after the person living there fell asleep. The victim, a women, was taken to the hospital with "significant burns," the spokesperson said. Her unit was determined to be a "total loss."

Original story:

One person is being treated at a hospital after an apartment fire in Mesa.

The Mesa Fire Department responded to a fire around 2 a.m. on Saturday near Southern Avenue and Alma School Road.

When firefighters arrived, they found an apartment unit in flames. They were able to put out the fire before it spread to neighboring apartment units.
Crews found one person in the front yard with burns. The person was taken to Maricopa Medical Center for treatment. Their current condition is unknown.
Crews found one person in the front yard with burns. The person was taken to Maricopa Medical Center for treatment. Their current condition is unknown.

Everyone living in the adjoining units were able to return home after the flames were put out.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.