A rapid intervention team was initially called, but canceled after firefighters determined that they would be attacking the flames from the exterior of the home, Stansbury said. A rapid intervention team primarily provides back-up for personnel entering a structure.
A county road crew also responded with salt to allow equipment to safely access the driveway of the property.
The estimated loss to structure and contents totaled approximately $200,000. Smoke alarms were not present in the structure, according to the notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The American Red Cross is assisting the occupant of the residence.
The state fire marshal’s office is investigating to determine the cause.