Officers with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office were the first to arrive on the scene and advised that the flames were visible through the roof of the home.
When firefighters with the North Tazewell Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene, they requested mutual aid from Springdale Volunteer Fire Department.
Members of Powell Valley Electric Cooperative arrived to shut off electricity around the residence but according to firefighters, the electric to the home had already been turned off.
Firefighters did searches inside the home for any possible victims but they did not locate anyone and said that it appeared the home had been abandoned for some time.
The two departments battled the fire that continued to burn for approximately thirty minutes before requesting assistance from Harrogate Volunteer Fire Department.
Harrogate cleared the scene at 12:46 a.m. and North Tazewell and Springdale left the scene at 1:15 a.m. but were dispatched back to the scene just after 5:00 a.m. and cleared the scene just after 6:00 a.m.
North Tazewell was called back to the scene just before noon on Tuesday after more smoke was seen coming from the home and firefighters quickly extinguished the smoke.
The home is a total loss and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.