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Birthday candles start Lake Worth apartment fire

LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - A birthday candle started an apartment fire in Lake Worth about 7:45 Tuesday morning.

Residents woke up to thick, choking smoke at the building in the 300 block of South D Street.

Responding firefighters went door-to-door to make sure everyone inside was evacuated.

There were no serious injuries but the fire badly damaged three units.

The unit where the fire began is now unlivable.

The resident living there admitted that she had lit a candle for her birthday which started the fire.

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