A fire destroyed one-half of a duplex home in Wichita Falls today just before 1 p.m. at 2171 Ave. L.
According to Wichita Falls fire officials, one occupant in the duplex said they smelled something coming from the residence above. He grabbed his pets, left the building and called for help.
No one was in that top floor unit at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
Officials said the top floor is a total loss with damage estimated between $22 thousand.
The cause of the fire is now being investigated.