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Fire destroys home in Corbett

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CORBETT, OR (KPTV) -

A family in Corbett is without a home after their house was found completely engulfed in flames Friday evening.

Neighbors said they heard a huge boom and a loud explosion before looking at the home and seeing flames rising from the property.

Neighbor Audrey Eaton said the noise was like a pyrotechnic show.

"It was kind of like fireworks, and then there was one big boom and then all our neighbors were screaming,” she said. “So they're probably trying to figure out what's happening."

Officials with the Corbett Fire District said they think the home is a complete loss and added that they don't yet know the cause of the fire.

The fire district had six trucks on the effort, and it took crews about 20 minutes to knock the fire out, including time spent dealing with a downed power line.

Neighbors told FOX 12 that the family who lived in the home is aware of the damage but was not home at the time, though they did lose a pet cat which died in the fire.

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