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Three die in Perris house fire


Last updated 1/19/2019 at 9:35am

PERRIS - Three people died in a house fire in Perris early on Jan. 19, but an adult and child escaped and were hospitalized.

Crews responded at 2:15 a.m. to the 1400 block of Portrait Road and reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the home and victims trapped inside, according to Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department.

Firefighters located three victims who died inside the home and one adult and one child were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, Hagemann said.

Knockdown of the fire was declared about 2:50 a.m.

The Red Cross was assisting the adult and child. The ages and genders of the victims were not disclosed. The cause of the fire was under investigation.


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