UPDATED: 1 displaced in house and vegetation fire in Pine Cove

A man was displaced from his Pine Cove home on Saturday, Nov. 11, after misplaced fireplace ashes sparked a blaze that consumed the home and some surrounding brush, fire officials said.

The fire was reported shortly before 12:50 p.m. in the 52900 block of Fern Land Drive, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release.

The department was being aided by U.S. Forest Service and Idyllwild Fire Department firefighters.

In an update at 2 p.m., the fire was said to have consumed the 2 1/2 story home as well as a half acre of brush around it, according to the release.

The fire was out by about 2:15 p.m., fire officials said.

Anza Valley Outlook writer Diane Sieker contributed to this report.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as new information becomes available. 

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