HILLSBORO A fire destroyed a two-story house in Washington County near North Plains early Saturday afternoon, firefighters said.

The fire broke out just after noon at the home at 19990 NW Pumpkin Ridge Road, completely destroying the home. The homeowner told firefighters no one was inside.

Firefighters said flames reached twenty feet above the home and the home owners could do nothing but watch as firefighters battled the blaze.

Investigators were on the scene interviewing the homeowner and trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

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