Just before 3 p.m., neighbors heard a strange noise and went outside to investigate. They saw the house next door completely engulfed in flames, and called 911.
When the first engine arrived at scene, the second floor of the two-story home was already gone and fire had sparked up into the surrounding trees, several of which were dead.
According to neighbors, no one had lived in the house since last summer, and there was apparently nobody on the property when the fire broke out.
The fire was contained by 4:15 p.m., but the home was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.