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Firefighters make quick work of fire in fifth wheel in Aguanga


Last updated 7/10/2019 at 2:04pm

Courtesy of Janis LaFaver

A fifth wheel caught fire today in Aguanga and firefighters were able to knock it down before it spread to nearby vegetation.

AGUANGA - A fire erupted today in a fifth wheel in Aguanga, tearing through the trailer before crews gained the upper hand.

The non-injury blaze was reported at 12:40 p.m. in the 46100 block of Palomino Road, near Buckhorn Road, just south of Highway 79, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames raging inside the structure, from which the occupants escaped unharmed.

Air tankers and water-dropping helicopters from Hemet-Ryan Airport were also summoned over concerns that the fire might spread to surrounding vegetation. However, the blaze was confined to the trailer, and the air resources returned to base, according to reports from the scene.

The blaze was contained shortly after 1 p.m.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the fire.

Diane Sieker contributed to this report.


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