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A Richmond Township home was destroyed in a fire that broke out on Tuesday, November 1st.

The fire broke out at about 5:00 p.m. at a log home located at 813 Valley Road. The home’s owners are Wayne and Janice Yskamp, and their son resides at the home. Their son found the home engulfed in flames.


Firefighters could not extinguish the fire before the home was destroyed. Firefighters were on scene for approximately four hours. Although no one was hurt in the fire, a cat and two dogs passed away.


Firefighters had to come back two times on Wednesday to put out flare-ups. An electrical issue may have started the fire. There is no damage estimate at this time.