A fire that broke out Sunday afternoon in the garage of an attached home in Wildomar was being doused by firefighters.
The blaze reported at 3:42 p.m. occurred at a two-story, single-family home located in the 33600 block of Canyon Ranch Road, according to a report from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.
When firefighters got on scene, they reported seeing "heavy smoke and fire showing from the attached garage, with extension into the attic space," according to Hagemann's report.
Twenty-five firefighters and six engines were called to the scene.
Brad Tucker, 57, lives next door to the house. He said the family who lives there was not home when the blaze broke out.
911 was called and Tucker and neighbors rallied to gather garden hoses.
"I was just trying to keep their eaves and front entryway wet," he said, noting that the home's garage was locked and inaccessible.
Once firefighters arrived, Tucker got out of the way and began spraying down his own home, he said.
There were no reports of damage to nearby residences.
According to Hagemann, there were no reports of injuries and no evacuations ordered in the neighborhood.
As firefighters battled the blaze, the home's roof was partially collapsed and there appeared to be some damage to living quarters, according to a Patch reporter on scene.
Tucker said the family had two dogs and he was told by a neighbor the animals had escaped from the property during the commotion.
According to a post on Patch's Facebook page, the animals were safe and being cared for by a neighbor.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
At press time firefighters remain on scene and Canyon Ranch Road is blocked by police. --Daniel Lane contributed to this report.