2 Fires Burn In East Hemet


The blazes were reported within minutes of each other.

HEMET, CA — Two fires broke out in East Hemet on Wednesday, though no injuries were reported.

The blazes were occurred within minutes of each other.

The first was reported at 1:10 p.m. in the 43600 block of Walden Way, near Chelsea Way, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said multiple county and Soboba Indian Reservation engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames raging inside the two-car garage, attached to the residence via a breezeway.

Firefighters deployed inside and around the house, stopping the flames from penetrating the living quarters, according to reports from the scene.

The man and woman living in the home, whose identities were not disclosed, were displaced, along with their large dog, according to the fire department.

Red Cross personnel were requested to assist the victims with finding temporary alternate lodgings.

Another fire that broke out Wednesday in East Hemet scorched a half-acre and caused minor damage to property belonging to a business.

The blaze was reported at 1:15 p.m. in the 25800 block of North Cornell Street, near Highway 74, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said multiple engine crews from the county and Hemet Fire Department were sent to the location and encountered flames in open space but barely budging due to generally calm conditions.

A commercial structure was in the path of the fire as it moved south, and the flames reached the edge of the property but not the business, according to reports from the scene.

The blaze was fully contained at about 1:40 p.m.

Firefighters were expected to complete mop-up operations by 3 p.m.

The cause of the fires were under investigation.


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