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Eight Displaced in Riverside Fire Fueled by Household Chemicals in Garage

Eight Displaced in Riverside Fire Fueled by Household Chemicals in Garage

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A residential fire in the City of Riverside left eight occupants without a home.

The fire in the 7800 block of Potomac Street was reported on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at around 12:34 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the home was well involved in fire. Riverside City firefighters aggressively attacked the interior of the home, while the truck company provided vertical ventilation. As the firefighters fought to control the fire, they searched for any trapped occupants.


The fire, which is believed to have started in the garage, was under control within 30 minutes. The house sustained substantial damage to the garage and throughout the interior of the home. The garage of the home was used to store large amounts of household chemicals, which fueled the fire causing it to burn vigorously throughout the home and garage.

The displaced residents included 3 adults, 2 teens, and three children. All of the occupants were able to find alternative housing. Firefighters remained on scene for over 3 hours to provide salvage and overhaul to the badly damaged home. No one was injured as a result of the fire.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization