Fire destroyed a house at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia early Monday. Neighbors noticed flames coming from the roof about 2 a.m., according to Deputy Russell McCoy, who is also a volunteer firefighter.
The fire appeared to start in the rear of the house, although the cause is unknown, McCoy said.
Patrick Bawkin, who resided at the house, arrived from work about 8 a.m. to find his possessions, including two vehicles, destroyed.
Bawkin said he was housesitting for his mother.