One person was killed in a weekend house fire in an unincorporated area near Desert Hot Springs, the Riverside County Fire Department reported Monday.
The cause of the blaze, which broke out at 4:22 a.m. Sunday at a single-story home in the 17000 block of Angel View Road, remains under investigation, according to department spokeswoman Tawny Cabral.
County fire crews had the blaze contained just after 6 a.m., but “one civilian perished at the scene,” Cabral said in a statement released late Monday morning.
The victim’s name was withheld, pending notification of family members.
The fire department previously reported that the fire resulted in minor injuries to a firefighter, who was treated and released at the scene.