A child playing with a lighter may have accidentally sparked a house fire in Serra Mesa Tuesday night, officials from the San Diego-Fire Rescue Department said.
The blaze began around 6:50 p.m. in the bedroom of a home in the 9100-block of Huntington Avenue. When firefighters arrived on scene, smoke could be seen stemming from the house. Crews worked to quickly contain and knock down the fire.
Residents were safely evacuated from the home. Fire officials said American Red Cross would be assisting the displaced family, which includes four adults and two children.
Though the cause of the blaze remains under investigation, fire officials said a child playing with a lighter likely led to the flames.