A fire today destroyed one home and damaged part of another in Jurupa Valley, injuring two residents and displacing several more.
The blaze broke out about 2 p.m. in the 7800 block of Maria Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Eight engine crews and a truck company, numbering about 30 personnel, arrived to find a residence engulfed in flames and an adjacent property catching fire.
The first house was a complete loss, but firefighters were able to stop the flames from spreading beyond the garage of the other house, a fire department spokeswoman said.
She said two people suffering from minor smoke inhalation were treated at the scene. The American Red Cross was summoned to assist a total of 10 people, though it wasn’t immediately clear how many of them resided in the home that burned down.