A Menifee man suffered burns to his upper body caused by a fire that erupted adjacent to a house Friday, Aug. 13.
The blaze was reported at 4:30 p.m. in the 28400 block of Murrieta Road, near Worcester Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Crews reached the single-story residence within a few minutes and discovered that neighbors had already extinguished the fire.
The victim, whose name was not released, was found at the scene, suffering burns to 18% of his body, mostly around the arms and chest, according to officials.
It was unclear whether the man was the owner of the property and whether he had been burned while trying to extinguish the blaze or when it erupted. He was taken to a trauma center in serious but stable condition, according to reports from the