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BRIEFS: 2 Unrelated Fires in Cupertino

A townhome was damaged by a fire caused by an unattended candle, and an engine caught fire in a car.

Townhome Fire

A religious shrine candle left unattended started a fire in a Cupertino townhome Thursday resulting in a loss of about $5,000 property damage and $1,000 in belongings.

Santa Clara County Firefighters received a call about the fire at about 1:27 p.m. and determined the fire started in a bedroom at 10872 Northfield Square. The fire was extinguished within an hour and there were no injuries.

Vehicle Fire

A Saturn Vue's engine caught fire on Highway 85 near Stevens Creek Boulevard a little after noon on Monday. The cause of the fire was undetermined and resulted in about $6,000 property damage and $1,000 contents loss.

No injuries were reported.

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