Candle near Christmas tree blamed for Zachary fire Candle near Christmas tree blamed for Zachary fire Baker-Zachary bureau Jan. 03, 2014 Comments ZACHARY — A woman and her two children escaped a fire Thursday morning in their mobile home on Old Scenic Highway, Zachary Fire Chief Danny Kimble said. The preliminary cause of the fire was a flickering candle sitting too close to the family’s Christmas tree, Kimble said in a news release. The fire, at 22611 Old Scenic Highway, was called in at 10:14 a.m. and was under control less than 10 minutes later. The mother discovered the fire and escaped with the children through a window, Kimble said. Paramedics treated the mother for a minor cut she got from broken window glass. Although there is a preliminary cause for the fire, the blaze is still under investigation.