1 Dead When Fire Rips Through Riverside Home Housing 17 People

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said one person was killed in a house fire in Riverside that left five people injured, including two firefighters.

Firefighters responded to the structure fire in the 5600 block of Jurupa Avenue about 7:10 a.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, they found a single family home well-involved in flames.

Firefighters said they found the deceased in the front-end of the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said there were 17 people living in the home, which had multiple rooms added.

The firefighters’ injuries were described as minor while two civilians sustained moderate to minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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