A cigarette ignited a Murrieta house fire just after 3 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 26 in the 40000 block of Corte Albara, fire officials reported.
Firefighters arrived on scene and noticed smoke billowing from the residence.
A person at the home was able to escape the home before fire crews arrived.
The fire was knocked down in a matter of minutes.
Investigators determined the cause of the fire was a cigarette that caught a bed on fire and spread to other items in the room, Murrieta Fire Department spokesman Matt Corelli stated.
Damage is estimated at $20,000.