ROUND TOP, Texas (KXAN) — Candles meant to help keep mosquitoes and other summer pests away are the likely culprit of a fire in Fayette County.
Firefighters near Round Top were called out to a building on Farm-to-Market Road 1457 at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. They found a 2,000 square foot metal building engulfed in flames according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators believe the fire started from citronella candles. Deputies said the building, which was near a home, had furniture and other items inside.
While crews from as far away as Fayetteville helped get the fire under control with no one injured, the fire caused a lot of damage. Deputies estimate the building had about $150,000 worth of damage and the items burned inside were worth about $100,000.