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Fire Destroys Murphys Home

Murphys, CA — A fire in Murphys Friday destroyed a home but fortunately the family was not home at the time.

Fire crews received a call at 3:15 p.m. about a two-story home at 2023 Mine Dump Road near Skunk Ranch Road.

According to CDF officials this was a second home whose owners live in the Bay Area.

The fire was contained at 7 p.m. and damage is estimated at $470,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Written by Vanessa Turner.