CALEXICO — Firefighters here battled a house blaze Tuesday that was ignited by lighted candles reportedly left unattended, Calexico fire officials said.
Children in the house at the time of the fire escaped uninjured.
The Fire Department received a call of smoke inside a structure at 5:30 p.m. Some 10 firefighters responded to a house at 838 Beach Ave., where a small fire was burning in the living room.
Fire officials said three children who reside in the home had been left by themselves, during which time the fire started.
The children noticed the smoke and were able to get themselves out of the house.
Neighbors reported the fire.
Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze within five minutes and contained the fire to a wall and some furniture.