Several pets died and a house was destroyed by fire in Redmond Wednesday.
Redmond Fire & Rescue arrived at a home near NW Quince Ave. and NW 12th St. to find it engulfed in flames.
The entire front of the single-family, single-story home was on fire when units responded, said Deputy Fire Marshall, Clara Butler.
Heavy fire conditions were reported throughout the house.
Butler said the owner had already left the home; however, several pets did not survive.
She said 14 firefighters responded to the blaze and the American Red Cross is assisting the family.
Crews were also assisted by the Redmond Police Department, Oregon State Police, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy, Pacific Power and Cascade Natural Gas.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.