Fire Destroys Garage and Burns into Riverside Home, Displacing 8 | Corona, CA


RIVERSIDE — A fire early Sunday gutted a garage and heavily damaged the interior of a single-story home in Riverside.

No injuries were reported, but eight occupants — three adults, two teens, and three children, were displaced. They found other housing, the Riverside Fire Department reported.

Firefighters dispatched at 12:34 a.m. to the 7800 block of Potomac Street had the fire under control in 30 minutes, the department said.

The fire appeared to have started in the garage where large amounts of flooring adhesives and chemicals were stored. The exposed chemicals fueled the fire, causing it to burn through the garage and into the home, fire officials said..

A cause of the fire and damage estimates were under investigation.

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