Fire destroys half a duplex in Redmond


Half of a duplex was lost in a Redmond fire late Saturday night.

Redmond Fire units arrived at the home at 1737 SW Metolius Avenue just before midnight with reported fire in the attic.

The flames climbed through the roof, and crews were able to put it out with hoses.

Half the duplex was declared a total loss, and the other half sustained minor smoke and water damages.

Total damages were determined to be roughly $175,000.

No one was in the residence at the time of the fire, but a cat is currently missing.

The cause was confirmed to be the improper storage of smoking materials.


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