Person detained after fire forced out 5 people from Desert Hot Springs duplex

  • Source: KESQ-TV ABC 42 Palm Springs
  • Published: 07/04/2022 05:54 AM

Desert Hot Springs Police have confirmed to News Channel 3 that a 29-year-old was detained at the scene of an overnight duplex fire early Monday morning. The fire was reported at the single-story building at 2:35 a.m. on the 66400 block of Desert View Avenue near Palm Drive. Timothy Bingham of the Riverside County Fire Department told News Channel 3 that Desert Hot Springs Police officers first noticed the flames coming from the back of the building. "Fire engulfed the four apartments and got into the attic and caused quite a bit of fire damage to the whole complex," Bingham said. The American Red Cross was called in to help the five people who were forced from their homes, however, their help is only short-term. One of the people affected is Eric Brockway.


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