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UPDATE: Fire Breaks Out in Beaumont Neighborhood, Seven Displaced

Patch file photo by Eric Reed
Patch file photo by Eric Reed
Update 12:20 p.m. Seven residents were displaced by a fire that broke out Thursday on Edgar Avenue in Beaumont, according to Cal Fire.

The fire was reported at 10:42 a.m. Jan. 23 in the 1000 block of Edgar, west of Beaumont Avenue, Melody Hendrickson of Cal Fire-Riverside County said in a statement.

"The fire was contained at approximately 11:43 a.m.," Hendrickson said in an update. "Seven residents (six adults and one toddler) will be displaced and American Red Cross was requested by the Incident Commander for assistance.  No injuries reported."

Posted 11:30 a.m.
 A fire broke out before 11 a.m. Thursday in a Beaumont neighborhood and a home was reported damaged, according to Cal Fire.

The fire was reported at 10:42 a.m. Jan. 23 in the 1000 block of Edgar Avenue, west of Beaumont Avenue, Melody Hendrickson of Cal Fire-Riverside County said in a statement.

Eight engine companies responded with more than 25 firefighters, and the first personnel on scene "reported heavy fire showing from the exterior of a single story, single family dwelling," Hendrickson said.

Southern California Edison and the Southern California Gas Company were also on scene, Hendrickson said. No injuries had been reported as of 11:30 a.m.

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