A candle left unattended sparked a fire at a Glendale home Wednesday afternoon, fire authorities said.
Firefighters arriving at 5000 West Morten Ave. located the fire in a back bedroom of the home. They were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread to the rest of the residence.
The occupant had left the home to pick up her children, fire officials said.
The Glendale Fire Department reminds everyone to use extra care when using candles. Officials pass along these safety tips:
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