White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said the house is a complete loss, but no one was at home and no injuries were reported.
White County responded with automatic aid from the City of Cleveland Fire Department. Flames were visible when the first units arrived on the scene.
Murphy said it is believed that the fire was accidental, but state fire investigator Brian Smith was called to determine the cause of the fire.
The Bridge Church in Cleveland has established a fund to help the family. An online donation can be made at www.thebridgeonline.securegive.com and all proceeds collected will go directly to the family, with no administrative fees deducted.
For more information, visit The Bridge Church’s Facebook page or website.
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