Home Destroyed By Fire After Candle Left Burning

A candle left burning has resulted in a house fire in Smith County. The home on Littlefield Road was destroyed.
That's very close to U.T. Health Center, just off Highway 271 in Smith County.
A man and his two young sons were inside when the fire started about 1:30 a.m. Fortunately, everyone got out safely.
The Smith County Fire Marshal's office says the home was insured and the residents are staying with family nearby.

Morgan Palmer, reporting.  morganpalmer@kltv.com