2 Suffer Smoke Inhalation, Dog Dies in Suspected Arson Fire

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Winchester, Riverside County, CA: Two people were transported to the hospital after a structure fire late Monday night in the Winchester area that left a dog dead, and the fire deemed to be arson.

Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire around 11:24 p.m. Apr. 11, on Waimea Way, where the first arriving engine found a bedroom fully involved in fire.

The fire was quickly suppressed by fire personal.

Two people were transported by American Medical Response paramedics with smoke inhalation including one off-duty Cal Fire/Riverside firefighter.

The fire is being deemed arson according to Riverside County Sheriff’s PIO due to a call for service a few hours prior to the start of the fire for a subject in the house yelling at others in the residence.

One dog did not survive the fire and another dog was picked up by family. Red cross was called upon to help the residents.

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