A home on Brushy Valley Road in the Heiskell community was destroyed by a fire Wednesday night.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Warren responded to 1422 Brushy Valley shortly before 8:30 pm and made contact with the occupants of the home, the homeowner David Neely, and his son Dillon, both of whom made it out safely. Warren reported that the house was fully engulfed by flames upon his arrival and that while he was on the scene, several explosions could be heard. David Neely explained that his wife, who was not home at the time of the fire, had several oxygen bottles inside and that there was a propane tank on the back porch.
Crews from both the Andersonville and Norris Fire Departments were able to extinguish the fire, but the house was described as a total loss. The Red Cross arrived on scene to assist the family. The cause of the fire was not immediately discerned, but the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division will be looking into it.
No injuries were reported to the occupants or the firefighters.