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Unoccupied Home Burns on Williams Street in Banning, No Word on Cause

The fire was reported at 12:32 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of Williams, according to Cal Fire.

An unoccupied residence burned Monday afternoon on Williams Street in Banning, according to Cal Fire.

The residential structure fire was reported at 12:32 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 1500 block of Williams, Jody Hagemann of Cal Fire-Riverside County said in a statement.

Twelve engines crews and a total of 40 firefighters responded, Hagemann said.

"First arriving engine company reported one structure fully involved with multiple exposures," Hagemann said.

The fire was reported contained at 1:14 p.m. Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene for overhaul.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

Banning Electric, Banning police, and Southern California Gas Company personnel also responded.

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Janet Kloos October 02, 2012 at 04:56 AM
"First arriving engine company reported one structure fully involved with multiple exposures," ---had they shown up BEFORE 10 minutes and allowed trained former firefighters to help even douse a palm tree on fire that caused spot fires........SMH.
haden ward October 02, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Vacant home = transient or kids or some type of derelict. = Arson. Cal Fire says they had no immediate word on cause of the fire? C'monnnnnn?

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