A fire that tore through a Riverside house Monday injured the resident and significantly damaged the property.

The blaze was reported at 9:50 a.m. at 9225 Cypress Ave. near Noble Street, according to the Riverside Fire Department.

Battalion Chief Mike Allen said four engine crews and a truck company — numbering nearly two dozen personnel — were sent to the location and encountered flames raging inside the single-story home.

The sole occupant, whose identity was not released, was helped out of the residence before being overwhelmed by the smoke and flames.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries were not immediately known, according to Allen.

He said the fire was knocked down within a half hour.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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