A Hamilton County man is left without a home and business. A fire tore through both around 6:30 Saturday night.
Steve Brown says he warming his garage with a wood furnace. A few minutes later he started hearing popping noises coming from his roof.
"All I heard was screaming. I come out of the door and see the fire shooting through the roof." Brown said.
Steve says he had time to move about four vehicles, but that's about it.
"The way this was, you got blocks and you got a tin roof, so basically it was like an inferno. The flames couldn't get out, so they spread."
They spread across his whole auto repair business and his home. His customer's Grand Prix was burned so badly, the tires fell off. His 1974 Impala was just a shell.
"This is the last thing I thought about is the garage catching on fire because I've kept a fire going 24/7 all last winter and the same pipes, the same stove, everything."
Steve says he couldn't put a dollar amount on the loss, but says the tools alone were worth well over 10-thousand dollars.
Brown did not have any insurance.
The cause of that fire is still under investigation.