Fire destroys abandoned house in Winchester

WINCHESTER – Fire completely destroyed an abandoned house in Winchester tonight, a Riverside County Fire Department official said.

The fire was reported at 7:59 p.m. in the 28100 block of Patterson Avenue, according to department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson.

”The first arriving engine company reported an abandoned single-story, single family dwelling well-involved with fire,” Hendrickson said.

It took 21 firefighters until 8:35 p.m. to contain the fire and the structure was completely destroyed, she said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, Hendrickson said.

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