CANYON LAKE, Calif. — Dozens of motorhomes were destroyed Wednesday in a fire that erupted in a storage yard near a Southern California lake, authorities said.
The blaze was reported just after 2:30 p.m. near Canyon Lake, a reservoir in Riverside County southeast of Los Angeles, the county Fire Department said.
Thirty to 40 recreational vehicles were destroyed and a firefighter received non-life threatening injuries, the Fire Department said.
No other injuries were reported.
The blaze threw up a towering column of black smoke that could be seen for miles.
The cause of the fire was under investigation but may have involved propane tanks, KABC-TV reported.