Firefighters battle structure fire in East Hemet

Fire tore through a home in East Hemet Friday, April 16, before firefighters were able to gain the upper hand.The non-injury blaze was reported at 9:37 a.m. in the 41000 block of Johnston Avenue and was contained less than 10 minutes later, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.Five engine crews responded to the single-story home and encountered smoke visible from outside the structure.The extent of the damage was not immediately clear.The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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