Couple safe after candles start apartment fire

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Candles are blamed for an overnight apartment fire near downtown St. Louis. It started around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Carr and 16th Street. Authorities say the man and woman who lived there did not have electricity.

Both victims escaped the fire and the man was treated for minor injuries.