Fire destroyed a home estimated to value $200,000, located at 895 Bear Hollow Road, late Saturday, but no injuries were reported.
The owner was listed in a report by the Greene County Sheriff's Department as living at a neighboring address.
Deputy Frank Cedillo said in his report that the home was engulfed in flames and the ceiling had collapsed when he arrived shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday.
The resident of the home was noted in the report to have been at work when he received a call from a family member about the fire.
Witnesses indicated in the report that a glow outside their window alerted them to the fire, which had reportedly already largely consumed the structure by the time anyone noticed and reported it.
United Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brad Ball said on Monday that his department responded with four units and about 13 people to find the home engulfed when they arrived.
Ball noted that Persia Volunteer Fire Department, of Hawkins County, also responded to the scene.
Because of the extent of the damage, it is not clear how the fire started, he said.