Firefighters quickly knocked down a house fire near Copper Craft Drive and Kettle Road tonight, it has been reported.
According to Battalion Chief Steve Kean with the Murrieta Fire Department, crews responded after receiving reports of a possible structure fire and discovered smoke and flames coming from the rear of a two story house at 39450 Copper Craft Drive.
Eyewitnesses reported that firefighters went into attack mode and knocked the fire down within a few minutes.
Kean said the cause of the fire was not immediately known, but it appears to have originated in the rear of the home before spreading to a wooden fence that separates the home from a neighboring house.
The fire destroyed the fence and caused damage to a shed and some of its contents.
The exterior of both houses received heat and smoke damage, and a window was broken out on one of the homes due to the heat, Kean said.
He estimated the damages at about $5,000 in total.
The fire was under investigation, and Kean said he would have to interview several people before he could narrow down a possible cause.
No injuries were reported.
Joe Fanaselle is a local photojournalist and regular contributor to SWRNN.