A student flat in Coventry was set on fire by a candle that was left unattended in the bathroom.
Three fire engines were called to Callice Court block in student accommodation, on Far Gosford Street, in the early hours of the morning (20th January), after the ground floor was set alight.
Residents in block B were evacuated as smoke travelled to the floor above.
It took less than an hour for fire crews to tackle the blaze, as they sprayed the flames with a hose and wore special breathing apparatus to help them work through the heavy smoke.
The fire was caused by a candle which had been left unattended in the bathroom whilst the student had fallen asleep.
The fire expanded as it caught onto other products, which ended up setting fire to everything.
Fortunately, the fire was contained and there were no injuries, thanks to a working alarm and the accommodation's ventilation system.
Coventry fire station has given advice to residents following the fire.