A fire erupted Monday in a Riverside home, burning an occupant and causing significant damage to the residence.
The blaze was reported about 3:20 p.m. at 4288 Witt Ave., near Marymount Street, according to the Riverside Fire Department.
Multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames burning inside the two-story house, from which an occupant fled with unspecified burns, according to reports from the scene.
The victim appeared to be the only one in the home. He was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
The fire was fully contained at 4 p.m., and crews were expected to remain at the location for at least two hours, mopping up.
Damage to several rooms was extensive, according to reports from the scene.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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