Four Firefighters Injured Battling Rancho Mirage House Fire

Four Firefighters Injured Battling Rancho Mirage House Fire

News Staff

Four Riverside County Firefighters were injured Tuesday while fighting a structure fire that broke out in the attic of a Rancho Mirage home.

The fire was first reported at 12:29 p.m. in the 10 block of Furman Court, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

Crews from across the valley battled “active, heavy fire” in the single-story home’s roof, which spread to an adjoining duplex, Newman said.

More than 60 county firefighters responded to the scene and were able to get the flames under control at 2:35 p.m. During the course of the fire fight, four firefighters were injured and transported to a area hospital with non-life threatening
injuries.

Temperatures in the area hovered around 100 degrees in Rancho Mirage Tuesday afternoon, leading authorities to utilize a SunLine bus to cycle firefighters in and out of the heat.

Fire department investigators are currently looking into what started this fire.

Stay with KMIR.com for more on this developing story.