Lighted cigarettes tossed into a trash can ignited a fire outside of an office building in Newport Beach on Sunday night, according to media reports.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which was reported at 7:08 p.m. in the 3100 block of W. Coast Hwy., according to the Orange County Register.
Apparently the cigarettes burned the trash and a nearby pile of wood, which was being used in a building remodeling project, as well as other debris, according to a statement from firefighters cited in the report.
A section of the building's exterior was burned, according to the Register.
No one was hurt.
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