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La Quinta Family Homeless After Early Morning Fire

Published On: Dec 26 2012 01:12:51 PM CST
La Quinta House Fire

Chris Tarpening

Firefighters on scene of a house fire in La Quinta

LA QUINTA, Calif. -

A family of four is left homeless after a fire destroys their home Wednesday morning.   Firefighters got the call just after 9:00 a.m. when residents noticed smoke coming from a home on the 52-900 block of Avenida Alvarado. 

The blaze, which started in the attic, gutted the 1,600-square-foot residence, which had been home to two adults and two children, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.
      The fire was contained about 9:40 a.m. The cause was under investigation.