By CBSLA Staff

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) — An early-morning fire has shut down the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services building in Lake Elsinore until further notice.

A fire was reported on the second floor of the building, at 1400 Minthorn St., at about 3:45 a.m. Friday. Firefighters put out the fire, but there was extensive smoke and water damage to the building, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.

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No one was working at the building at the time and no injuries have been reported. The public was asked to avoid the building while repairs and inspections are underway.

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The location houses the department’s self-sufficiency services, which helps people seeking CalFresh, Medi-Cal, GAIN, and CalWorks benefits; Adult Services, and Children’s Services. These services are being rerouted to Temecula, Perris, and other locations, and via online portals and by phone.

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For help with the department’s self-sufficiency program, call 1-877-410-8827. To contact adult/in-home supportive services, call 1-888-960-4477. For children’s services, call 951-600-6600.