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Fire causes $400,000 damage to St. George home

A neighbor reported the fire at 1747 W. Red Cloud Circle in the upscale Ledges neighborhood of St. George about 5:45 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 2020. The fire caused about $400,000 in damage and is considered a total loss.

ST. GEORGE — An early-morning fire on Sunday ravaged a home in St. George, firefighters said.

A neighbor reported the blaze at 1747 W. Red Cloud Circle in the upscale Ledges neighborhood about 5:45 a.m.

“The home was fairly well involved when fire units arrived,” St. George Fire Chief Robert Stoker said. The fire started in the garage before spreading to the interior and attic.

The woman who owns the home opened the garage and noticed the fire. She then evacuated three teenage grandsons who were staying with her for the weekend, according to Stoker.

Because the neighborhood sits on the northern end of the city, Winchester Hills, Diamond Valley and Dammeron Valley fire departments arrived to help fight the blaze.

No one was injured.

The house was considered a total loss estimated at $400,000. A freestanding, one-room casita in front of the house was saved.

A vehicle in the garage and one in the driveway were also destroyed.

“We were able to save some items in there that they needed, but they did lose almost everything in that home due to the amount of fire that was there,” Stoker said.

A neighboring home also sustained some heat damage and cracked windows before firefighters arrived.

Investigators remained on scene into Sunday morning to determine a cause, but the chief said the fire did not look suspicious.