A blaze that erupted Wednesday in a home just east of Lake Elsinore significantly damaged the garage and threatened an adjacent property before firefighters stopped it.

The non-injury fire was reported at 12:55 p.m. in the 35400 block of Coyote Creek Court, near Hillside Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said multiple engine crews were sent to the two-alarm blaze and encountered heavy smoke and flames in the garage attached to the two-story residence.

Flames were also threatening a neighboring house, but firefighters established defensive positions that prevented the fire from extending further, according to officials at the scene.

The blaze was contained at about 1:20 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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