A person was injured and a house partially damaged in a fire on the outskirts of Winchester today.
The blaze was reported at 2:15 p.m. in a single-story residence in the 32900 block of Grand Avenue, a rural location just west of state Route 79, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Five engine crews and a truck company, numbering around two-dozen personnel, battled the flames for about 10 minutes before gaining the upper hand, preventing the fire from spreading beyond one room, according to a department official.
An occupant suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment, the official said.
Damage to the $360,000 property was estimated at roughly $10,000.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
—City News Service