The home of Beecher Taylor at 280 the Loop Circle in the Midway Community was heavily damaged by fire Saturday.
Central dispatch was notified at 12:27 p.m.
Assistant County Fire Chief Jeff Williams told WJLE that Taylor's wife was in the kitchen when she heard a pop. She went to investigate and found a fire in the utility room. She tried to extinguish the blaze herself without success. Mrs. Taylor then called 911 and got out of the house.
Members of the Short Mountain Highway, tanker truck, and Midway stations of the county volunteer fire department responded along with manpower from the Blue Springs and Cookeville Highway stations. DeKalb EMS and officers of the Sheriff's Department were also on the scene.
Assistant Chief Williams said the home received extensive fire damage in the utility room, hallway, a back bedroom and to the roof. Heat, smoke, and water damage spread throughout the rest of the home. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is undetermined.