A fire that erupted Wednesday at a Canyon Lake storage facility damaged between 30 and 40 recreational vehicles and trailers before firefighters contained it.
The blaze was reported at about 2:30 p.m. at Canyon Lake Storage at 22229 Loch Lomond Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
A firefighter suffered a burn injury to one of his hands while battling the flames, according to reports from the scene. There were initial plans to take him to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar for treatment, but he was ultimately taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
The three-alarm fire was declared within minutes of the first engine crew arriving at the location, prompting an additional 16 engine crews and two truck companies to converge on the facility.
Canyon Lake is a gated municipality with a single crew on duty. Fire personnel came from various county stations to assist, and they were reinforced by crews from the cities of Corona, Murrieta and Riverside, officials said.
A battalion chief at the scene said 30 to 40 unoccupied RVs and trailers caught fire before crews established tentative containment lines, preventing the flames from spreading to occupied mobile homes and single-family houses nearby.
By 5 p.m., the fire was fully contained, though not extinguished.
Electrical lines collapsed around the facility, requiring SoCal Edison technicians to secure them and make repairs. A few residents briefly lost service, according to the utility.
Because of the amount of water pumped from hydrants at the scene, water pressure dropped in Canyon Lake, according to reports. It was unknown whether service to residents was interrupted.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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