A Monday night fire destroyed a St. Paul area home and had first-responders fighting flames for nearly seven hours.
East Grayson County Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief Bob Williams said that his department was called to the scene at just after 10 p.m. and found the home, which belonged to Josh Petty, fully engulfed in flames.
“It was a total loss,” Williams said of the structure.
Though the home was being lived in, no one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
EGCVFD was assisted in fighting the fire by both Leitchfield and Clarkson Fire Departments.
Williams said that due to a high amount of tin in the fire, hot spots became a problem, as they continuously rekindled, and this caused firefighters to spend such a long time attending to the flames.
First responders were on scene until 5 a.m. the next morning, and some returned later in the day to check the remains of the structure again.
Williams said it was difficult to tell where the fire began because of the level of destruction, but it appeared to have potentially began near the electrical box in the garage. The official cause of the fire is listed as undetermined.