Fire engulfs Walker County home

WALKER COUNTY, Georgia(WDEF) – Fire investigators are looking into what caused a home to catch on fire.

It happened late Thursday afternoon on East Broomtown Road.

By the time WDEF cameras arrived on scene, ire crews were still putting out hot spots as smoke filled the air. The belonged to Jeff Mann’s mother.

"I was coming up the road and saw smoke. I though the neighbor’s pasture was on fire. I pulled into the driveway and it was a house and I called 91. It was burning," Mann said.

Once firefighters arrived, they had to make a defensive attack on the fire to keep it from spreading then they went on the offensive. But it wasn’t easy considering the nearest fire hydrant was hundreds of feet from the home.

"It make it a little bit difficult but they overcame that obstacle. Like I sad, we went to an offensive attack at that time. Being an older home with heavy timber gave us a little bit more load, said Walker County Deputy Fire Chief Paul Linder.

It’s unclear what sparked the blaze. And it’s unclear if the owner will ever be able to rebuild.

"There’s no insurance on it," Mann said.

No one was inside the home when the fire ignited.

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