Several residents were displaced after a retaining wall collapsed in a residential neighborhood in Corona on Monday, Jan. 16, damaging or threatening eight nearby residences.
Firefighters were called in the morning to the 2100 block of San Diego Drive, in the Monterey Villa neighborhood, where the wall had collapsed and was affecting four duplexes, which included eight residences, according to Corona Fire Department spokesperson Daniel Yonan. The eight residences were red-tagged and the 23 occupants were evacuated.
The Red Cross provided shelter assistance for three families that include eight adults, two children and a dog.
No injuries were reported from the wall collapse, and crews were on scene Monday to assess the damage.
The cause of the wall’s collapse was under investigation, but the recent storms likely played a factor, Yonan said.
A similar situation occurred in the neighborhood more than a decade ago when a retaining wall collapsed, sending heavy stones and other debris into surrounding homes’ backyards.