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By Lillian Boyd

Smoke from a structure fire in San Juan Capistrano could be seen from Dana Point Harbor on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Orange County Fire Authority crewmembers responded to reports of the flames at 10:37 a.m. Firefighters saved two homes from burning while treating one burn victim on the 26000 block of Avenida Aeropuerto.

An unattended candle was likely what ignited a fire at a San Juan Capistrano home that left one person with burns that required hospitalization. Photo: OCFA Twitter

The victim was quickly taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The cause of the fire was deemed accidental, officials said.

Investigators believe the fire was likely caused by a candle left unattended in the home’s bedroom, according to OCFA officials. Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) deputies assisted on the scene.

No further details were provided on the burn victim.

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