UPDATE: Person Suffers Smoke Inhalation in Lake Elsinore Fire

The fire broke out shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday in the area of Palomar and Corydon streets.

Update 8:17 p.m.:

One person suffered smoke inhalation in a fire that destroyed a garage and three vehicles inside it and partly damaged a home in Lake Elsinore, Cal Fire officials said.

The roof of the garage collapsed.

Loss was estimated at $150,000.


Update 4:33 p.m.:

The fire in the two-story, single-family home was reported at 3:23 p.m. in the 32400 block of Somerset Drive, Cal Fire officials said.

One person -- not a firefighter -- was taken by ambulance from the scene but the nature of the injuries was unclear.

Neighbor Sean Kurtz told Patch he was just leaving the house with his children when he saw his neighbor trying to put out the fire with a garden hose.

"He looked shocked and panicked and scared all at the same time," Kurtz told Patch at the scene.

"I hooked up my garden hose and tried to keep it cool on my side of the garage and that's when it really began to take off."

Kurtz said firefighters showed up soon after that and made quick work of the blaze.

"It gets your adrenaline flowing," Kurtz said of the fire.

"It's amazing how much heat comes off the fire," said Kurtz, who just recently moved from Wildomar. 


A fire on Sunday engulfed a home in Lake Elsinore but there was not immediate information on possible injuries.

The fire broke out shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday in the area of Palomar and Corydon streets.



-- Daniel Lane Contributed to this report.

Teller of Truth September 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Just a simple question.....but your overly defensive reply sure makes it all seem a little suspicious now.....
nicole September 18, 2012 at 09:53 PM
thank you for being there for my family and i it means a lot to all of us
Constant Comment September 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM
So Nicole, what happened....how did this start? Maybe some of the readers here can learn something that maybe they weren't aware of. Maybe theres a lesson you should share? }~)
Christi September 18, 2012 at 11:02 PM
If you want answeres to the cause you can check Cal fires web site. I think the family is a littles busy. Just check Cal fire riverside incidents. I agree, knowledge is always helpful.
TheVolunteer September 19, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Nope, I don't go to bed that early. The agency I volunteer for did not get the call to assist until 9:30 pm. I even growled before I had to go, not knowing how important it was for me and them... Always glad to help.though...


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