A candle used by the individual, who had permission to be there, had accidentally ignited a nearby mattress, states a report from Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) in Florida. A cluster of businesses in the building--including a tattoo parlor, barber shop, thrift store, and Latin restaurant--were fortunately empty at the time of the fire. Some businesses, however, sustained a collective $300,000 in damage. There were no injuries.
Review all of NFPA's tips on candle safety to prevent a similar event from occurring. Thanks to PCFR for photos of the event: