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Fire destroys Shelby County home

A weekend fire left a rural Shelby County home as a suspected total loss.

The Morristown Fire Department responded to 7763 North 500 East to a home that’s roof was fully engulfed when they arrived.

The resident was out of the home when fire crews arrived.  Initially, firemen went inside the residence but pulled back and fought a defensive fire.

A wood stove is thought to have led to the fire.

Firemen were able to save a few of the man’s personal belongings.  They were on the scene for approximately three hours.

According to Shelby County GIS, the property is owned by Nellie Christmas.