A fire destroys a home outside of Ellendale on Monday.
Crews were called to the structure fire just after noon. Ellendale Fire Company, along with Milton and Slaughter Beach, responded to the blaze in the 21000 block of Jefferson Road.
When they arrived, the single family home was engulfed in flames throughout the attached garage door and extending through the roof of the home. There were several reported explosions as well, with the blaze extending to the forest area.
Due to poor cellular service in the area, several residents and witnesses were unable to reach 911 – resulting in delays. In addition to no nearby hydrants, crews fought hard and strategically put out the blaze and continued to put out hot spots.
The home is considered a total loss with no damage estimate, the fire is still under investigation at this time.