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Firefighters quickly knock down patio fire

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - An unattended candle may have been the source of an early afternoon house fire in Clairemont Mesa Saturday.

The call of a fire at the 3600 block of Marlesta Drive and Auburndale Street came out at 2:46 this afternoon.

Three engines responded to find the patio at the back of the house on fire.

"Residents did indicate that they left a candle unattended in the patio area, so we believe that's the source of ignition," City of SD Fire Captain Buz Miller said.

The flames were knocked down within five minutes, never entering the home. There was light smoke damage to the inside of the house and the patio was totaled.

The residents were not at home at the time of the fire.

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