AFTERNOON FIRE: Abandoned DM House A Total Loss

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A Des Moines house went up in flames on Sunday.

Firefighters were called to 1051 18th Street at around 4:20 p.m. when a passerby reported seeing flames.

Officials say the house is believed to have been abandoned and is a total loss.

Firefighters say wind contributed to the scale of the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.