OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A candle left burning unattended in a bedroom Friday sparked a fire that gutted a North County house and left 14 people in need of emergency lodging.
The non-injury blaze in the 700 block of San Diego Street in Oceanside erupted shortly before 1:30 p.m.
It took crews about 20 minutes to extinguish the flames, Battalion Chief Terry Collis said.
Investigators set the monetary losses at $150,000 to the structure and $50,000 to contents.
The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced residents -- eight adults and six children -- arrange for interim shelter, Collis said.
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