Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire Tuesday in Pasco but not before it destroyed a storage shed and caused heat damage to two nearby homes.
Battalion Chief Dave Hare of the Pasco Fire Department said the fire's cause is unknown. He urged people to take caution given the recent number of wildfires and home fires in the area in recent weeks.
"Even with the cooler temperatures (today) we still expect pretty extreme fire behavior," he said.
Hare said fire engines were called to the home at 228 N. Owen Ave. about 9:30 a.m. and it was under control in less than 30 minutes.
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The 10-by-10-foot shed was a total loss, Hare said. The home near the shed received some heat damage, as did a neighboring home. No one was injured or displaced by the fire.
Remigio Perez was at home with his seven children, ages 8 to 13, when neighbors alerted them to the blaze, leading him to call 911. The shed contained a mattress, clothes, Christmas decorations and picture frames. The family rents the home and Perez, through a translator, told firefighters he has insurance.