Home leveled in Montgomery County fire

Photo: WKYT/Krista Frost
Photo: WKYT/Krista Frost(WKYT)
Published: Dec. 30, 2018 at 7:50 AM EST
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A house in Montgomery County burned to the ground in an early morning fire on Sunday.

Neighbors told WKYT the sound of the fire woke them up and prompted them to call for help.

"I heard a big loud pop, I looked out my window and the house was engulfed in flames. I called 911 and told them that one fire truck was there and we needed more," one neighbor said.

Firefighters say the first call they received about the fire at a home on Prewitt Grassy Lick Road came around 5:30 a.m. from a driver on HWY 460. That driver reported seeing flames coming from a home.

Of particular concern to investigators is whether or not anyone was in the home at the time of the fire. According to firefighters, there are normally two cars parked at the home. Only one car was parked there during the fire, giving investigators hope that no one was inside.

Two family members stopped by to speak with crews. They tell WKYT they believe the homeowners were in Bell County for the weekend and no one was inside the home. We are told the homeowner works in Paris, dispatchers are working to find out their location.