A destructive apartment fire Wednesday in Moreno Valley resulted in 70 people being displaced, including 30 children, and prompted the American Red Cross to step in for assistance, fire officials said.
The blaze broke out at 6:54 p.m. in the 13200 block of Heacock Street in the attic of a two-story apartment complex, said the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department. The fire was contained at 7:50 p.m. and no injuries were reported in the blaze, Cal Fire said.
#HeacockIC [UPDATE] 9:10 pm – THe #RedCross has been called in to assist 40 adults and 30 children displaced by the fire. 4 units were destroyed, 5 sustained fire damage. The additional units of the 24 unit building were displaced do to water damage and disconnected utilities. pic.twitter.com/7UQPRxCapE
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 4, 2022
The fire resulted in four apartment units being destroyed, five with fire damage and the remaining 24 units in the building sustaining water damage and disconnected utilities, fire officials said.
Heacock Street was temporarily closed between Dracaea and Cottonwood avenues as fire crews continued working in the area, authorities said.
The fire’s cause was under investigation.
Fire departments from Riverside, Murrieta, Corona and Colton helped battle the blaze, Cal Fire said.