A fire destroyed the home of Larry Bain, Sr. at 650 Hurricane Ridge Road Saturday morning.
Central dispatch received the call at 5:22 a.m.
County Fire Chief Donny Green said a neighbor spotted the blaze and called 911 but the fire was already well in progress by the time it was discovered. The blaze consumed the house and all of Bain's belongings inside the home.
Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to a shed behind the house, where shop and farm equipment were stored, although the structure did receive some minor heat damage.
Members of the Main Station, Cookeville Highway, Blue Springs, and Short Mountain Highway stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded along with the tanker truck and equipment vehicle. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and DeKalb EMS were also on the scene.
No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was injured.
Chief Green said the cause of the fire is undetermined but it appeared to have started in the living room area.