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1 dead in Redding structure fire

One person died in a Redding structure fire Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 12:10 AM
Updated: Dec 16, 2020 8:16 AM

REDDING, Calif. - The Redding Fire Department says that one person died in a fire on Tuesday night. 

At 2:20 p.m., Redding Fire responded to the structure fire at a triplex on Milo Ave. in Redding. 

Crews say they found the person perished inside of a unit billowing heavy smoke. The victim has not been identified and the cause of death is pending a coroner's autopsy. 

Redding Fire investigators report that smoking started the fire.

The department also reports a cat and bird died in the fire. 

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