Blaze damages home, burns power pole

CORONA – A fire that erupted Thursday, July 13, in a Corona neighborhood damaged a home and shed, as well as caused power lines to collapse, before crews gained the upper hand.

The non-injury blaze was reported at 5:55 p.m. in the 1300 block of  Agnes Street, near Sherman Avenue, just south of the Riverside (91) Freeway, according to the Corona Fire Department.

Multiple engine crews went to the location and encountered flames raging outside a residence and threatening a neighboring one.

Only the one home and an outbuilding behind it were damaged, authorities said.

Firefighters encircled the blaze within 25 minutes, declaring it 100 percent contained by 6:20 p.m., according to reports from the scene.

Technicians from Southern California Edison were summoned to shut down power in the immediate area to allow crews to work around lines that fell to the ground behind one residence after the utility pole caught fire.

Crews were expected to be mopping up until 9 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

CNS-07-13-2017 19:17

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