1-Year-Old Jurupa Valley Boy Critically Burned In House Fire

JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — A one-year-old boy was critically burned Thursday afternoon in a Jurupa Valley house fire.

The boy was burned over 50 percent of his body, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The fire was reported in a home in the 4300 block of Opal Street at 3:30 p.m.

Crews arrived to find the attic of an 800-square-foot home in flames. A car parked in the yard and a detached garage, were also on fire, a spokeswoman said.

Sheriff’s officials said the boy suffered second-and third-degree burns. He was rushed to a burn trauma facility in critical condition.

No other injuries were reported.

Four engine crews and a truck company had the blaze fully contained within a half hour, according to department officials.

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