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1 Person Dead In Grand Avenue Fire

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, a fire official reported.

One person was killed and another injured in a late-night fire at the Lakeland Village/Wildomar line that destroyed a motor home, a mobile home and a shed.

The blaze in the 19900 block of Grand Avenue near Corydon was reported at 10:42 p.m., according to a report from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson.

The gender and identity of the deceased was not immediately available and the survivor's injuries were reported as minor, Hendrickson said. No firefighters were reported injured.

Twenty-three firefighters and seven engines were called to the scene and the blaze was knocked down in approximately 30 minutes, Hendrickson reported. An ambulance and deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station also responded to the incident.

Grand Avenue was closed in both directions at Corydon. Fire officials were expected to remain on scene until approximately 2 a.m. Tuesday, Hendrickson reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the spokeswoman added.

Witnesses said they weren't sure if the structures were occupied at the time of the fire.

Shawn Salley, 43, said he ran to the scene to make sure nobody was trapped, but the fire quickly spread.

"Stuff started blowing up," he said.

The damage caused by the blaze is estimated to be $40,000, Hendrickson said.

-Daniel Lane contributed to this report.

Martha L. Bridges February 25, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Tera, what you say is so very true, and I thank you for having the gumption to say it. Unfortunately, these types of apalling remarks appear all too often in the Patch's comment section.
jeff nasse February 26, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Hello everyone my name is joanna tim sister inlaw i would just like to thank everone that has been saying nice things about tim thankyou like i said befor whatever tim did does not matter he is being miss and we just want him to rest in peace. Some of u need to grow up
jeff nasse February 26, 2013 at 02:42 AM
My brother was not an angle but noone is we need to wait until the report comes back untill then just shut up i love and miss my little bro and thank you tera my wife wrote in and it waas rejected does the patcch want to run most of the bad and not the good
Colleen "Nasse" Kelley February 27, 2013 at 02:25 PM
So, Ken, do you think that since a person may not spell correct that makes them less of a person? Ever think that people may think this comment comes from someone with a sharp tongue also!
Tera Elliott February 28, 2013 at 04:40 AM
Yes Jeff apparently they do not want the whole truth. I tried to post again under someones lame comment stating the truth as to why TIm & Billie were really there and it got posted for about 3 minutes and then it was taken off. I guess they'd rather have people fabricating the story with there false assumptions. So wrong and way out of line!

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