FRENCH VALLEY: Morning blaze damages home

FRENCH VALLEY – A fire damaged a French Valley home today, displacing a family of six.

The non-injury blaze was reported about 7:35 a.m. in the 38000 block of Tranquila Avenue, near Encanto Road, just east of Murrieta, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

About 20 firefighters arrived to find flames raging in the garage of the two-story residence. The fire extended into the living quarters of the property before crews got it under control roughly 45 minutes later.

According to the fire department, two adults and four children were displaced. The American Red Cross was summoned to offer assistance.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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