A fire at an apartment complex in Riverside forced residents to evacuate and caused a quarter-million dollars in damages, fire officials said Sunday.
The blaze was reported at 9:28 p.m. Saturday in the 3600 block of Banbury Drive, according to Riverside City Fire Department Battalion Chief Todd Gooch.
The fire burned a laundry room and spread to the second-story attic, but firefighters managed to contain it at 10:39 p.m., before it spread to any apartment units. However, some units sustained smoke and water damage, according to Gooch.
“The occupants of the 16 apartments were able to work with the apartment managers to make temporary housing arrangements as the utilities have been shut off,” he said.
Investigators believe the fire was sparked by an electrical malfunction.
No injuries were reported.
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