Fire destroys Ellis County home

Firefighters battled heavy smoke and flames at a house fire in Ellis County.

The two-story home on Highway 1181 caught fire around midnight and flames quickly engulfed it.

There are no fire hydrants in the area, so firefighters from five departments had to bring in tanker trucks with water.

The home was completely destroyed.

Investigators are still trying to confirm that no one was inside at the time.