FIRE INVESTIGATION: Vacant Home In Flames

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The Des Moines Fire Department is investigating a fire that caused major damage to a vacant home.

Crews were called to 1402 Douglas Avenue around 3:15 Thursday morning.

They found smoke and flames coming from three sides of a vacant two story home.   Upon searching for victims they found the home empty of furniture, personal belongings and the utilities shut-off. 

Before crew could get it extinguished the fire spread throughout the house and into the attic causing over $40,000 in damages.

Investigators were able to determine that the fire started in a second floor bedroom, but they are still looking into the cause.

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