2 hospitalized with injuries suffered in Lake Elsinore house fire

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Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire in Lake Elsinore Thursday, Nov. 7. Ryan Ponitz photo

LAKE ELSINORE – Firefighters in Lake Elsinore needed about 40 minutes to extinguish a fire that sent two people to a hospital.

Crews responded to the 33000 block of Lime Street about 6:40 p.m. Thursday and located a home fully involved with fire, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Two people were injured and taken to a hospital, the department said.

The extent of their injuries was not disclosed. A third patient was evaluated at the scene and refused treatment.

The fire was contained about 7:20 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.