No one was injured, but a home was destroyed by a fire in Oak Ridge last week.
The fire was reported in the 100 block of East Pasadena Road early Monday, July 27, the Oak Ridge Fire Department said.
Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at the home around 3:16 a.m. last Monday. When they arrived, fire crews found that 25 percent of home was on fire, with flames coming through the roof in the back corner.
Three engines, a tower truck, rescue truck, and battalion chief fought the fire for approximately 20 minutes before gaining control, the ORFD said. The Oak Ridge Electric Department responded to disconnect the power at the pole, and the Oak Ridge Police Department provided security.
There was no one home at the time of the fire, the ORFD said. But the family returned from a vacation in their motor home about 15 minutes after the fire department arrived. Red Cross was called to provide help to the family of seven living in the home.
Crews were on the scene for several hours watching to make sure the fire did not rekindle and to begin their investigation, the ORFD said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The house and contents are considered a total loss.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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