6,000 square-foot home destroyed by fire - WSMV News 4

6,000 square-foot home destroyed by fire

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A five-bedroom home in south Nashville was destroyed by a two-alarm fire Friday morning.

Emergency crews received a call around 2 a.m. about a fire at a home Elysian Fields Drive in Oak Hill.

"I thought something was really, really bad to see that. I was just hoping that nobody got injured, because it looked really, really bad," said neighbor Vickie Kincaid.

A fire crew of about 75 people could not save the home from fast-moving flames, which investigators believe likely started in a room on the first floor.

Neighbors said 30-foot flames were shooting from the 6,000 square-foot home.

No injuries were reported, but the roof caved in.

"It almost appeared like if the wind was blowing, it could've even damaged some of the neighbors' houses. That's how high up it was. I've never seen a flame that high. It went straight up," Kincaid said.

Neighbors said the family of four who lives at the home were on vacation at the time.

The fire department said it could be early next week before they determine a cause. They said they have to bring equipment to the scene to remove the collapsed roof before they can sift through the rubble.

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