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Firefighters never stood a chance Monday afternoon when a fire flattened a home at 2300 Glensboro Road.
Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes was at the scene just minutes after the fire was called into 911, but the home, owned by Timmy Perry, was already fully engulfed in flames.
Barnes said it doesn’t appear that anyone, including three children who live at the residence, was home at the time of the fire.
The home, which sat atop a hill several hundred yards off Highway 44 about six miles out of Lawrenceburg, had a rutted gravel driveway that made it difficult for firemen to access.
One pumper truck made its way to the top as firefighters scrambled to put out what remained of the structure.
With flames and smoke billowing out every door and window, firefighters initially attempted to peer inside to ensure no one was home. They eventually were able to bring the blaze under control just after 6 p.m.
Anderson County EMS, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Lawrenceburg Police Department also responded to the fire.
Traffic was blocked for about an hour on Highway 44 as firefighters worked to get water up the hill to the house.
There was no immediate cause of the fire.
For more, see Wednesday’s edition of The Anderson News.