HEMET: Second fire occurs on Briarwood Ln. in Little Lake community
HEMET – A car and garage fire occurred this morning in the unincorporated community of Little Lake. Little Lake is located to the Southeast of the City of Hemet. The fire was quickly contained and there were no reported injuries, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire officials reported in a news release.
The fire was reported at about 1 a.m., in the 41900 block of Briarwood Ave. The fire occurred at an occupied fourplex, according to the press release.
This was the second fire reported on the same street in as many months. The previous fire occurred on Dec. 14 and displaced two people. That fire is reportedly still under investigation.
Jody Hagemann, press information officer for Cal Fire, reported that eight firefighters from two engine companies responded to this morning’s fire.
The first arriving firefighters reported finding a vehicle and garage on fire at the location. Several occupants from the living quarters were safely evacuated from the residences.
The fire was quickly contained to the vehicle, however the garage sustained minor damage, according to Hagemann. Resources reportedly remained on scene for approximately one hour following the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no injuries were reported, according to Hagemann.
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