Overnight Fire Destroys Roof Of East Redding Home

An East Redding house was heavily damaged by fire early Tuesday morning. At 2:20AM Redding Fire Department was called to Ricardo Avenue near Joaquin Avenue east of Bechelli Lane. They found heavy flames showing from the attic of the single story house and attacked the fire quickly, containing it in less than 10 minutes. The attic and roof were destroyed, with the value of the damage estimated at $150,000 to the building and another $10,000 to the contents. Nobody was home at the time of the fire and the cause remains under investigation.