A young child moved a lit candle to an unsafe location, sparking an apartment fire in Spring Valley, authorities said today.
The noninjury fire at 9034 Kenwood Drive erupted shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Julio Sandoval.
The fire started in a top floor back bedroom of a two-story apartment unit, the sergeant said in a statement.
A damage estimate was pending.
Deputies helped evacuate residents while firefighters put out the blaze, Sandoval said, noting the American Red Cross was called to assist affected residents.—City News Service