Apartment Building Fire Injures 2, Displaces 7 in San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO – Two people sustained minor injuries and seven people were displaced today in San Jacinto after a unit in a two-story apartment building caught fire.
Fire crews responded at 6 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a multi-family structure fire in the 100 block of Tiger Lane, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The structure was initially reported to have smoke and fire coming from one unit on the second floor.
Two people were subsequently taken to a hospital with minor injuries, fire officials said. By 6:46 a.m., the fire was contained to one unit and fire resources were expected to remain on the scene for about 4 hours.
“(Two) residents have been displaced from the initial unit,” fire officials wrote in a statement at 7:06 a.m. “Five additional residents have been displaced in a second unit that has sustained water damage.”
American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the seven residents that were displaced.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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