A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed the residence of Thomas Bogle at 3467 Adamson Branch Road, Liberty.
DeKalb County Fire Chief Donny Green says members of the Liberty, Short Mountain Highway, and Blue Springs Stations along with a tanker truck responded to the fire call around 1:05 a.m.
Bogle and his son, who were at home when the fire started, escaped unharmed.
Green says according to Bogle, he awoke to the smell of smoke and discovered the blaze coming from the subfloor in a hallway at the center of the house.
The blaze was protruding through the roof by the time firefighters arrived on the scene, and the home could not be saved.
Bogle says he was able to salvage some clothes and a few other personal belongings.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.