Firefighters needed 37 minutes to extinguish a non- injury fire that fully engulfed a Wildomar home, a Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman said.
The fire was reported at 9:58 p.m. Saturday in the 33300 block of Lemon Street, said fire department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson.
“The first arriving engine reported a single story, family dwelling fully involved with fire,” Hendrickson said.
A total of six engines with 19 firefighters responded and the fire was knocked down about 10:35 p.m., she said.
According to SWRNN reporter/photographer Joe Fanaselle a neighbor at the scene who did not want to be identified said that he and several other neighbors went to check on the man who lived in the home.
The homeowner, who escaped the blaze with his dogs, told the neighbor he was in another room of the home when he heard a loud “crashing sound.”
When the homeowner investigated the sound, he discovered the home was on fire, the neighbor said.
Salvage and overhaul were expected to take about two hours, Hendrickson said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The American Red Cross was contacted to assist one adult in finding alternative housing, she said.
There were no injuries reported.
*Joe Fanaselle and City News Service contributed to this reported.