Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire at a residence located on Cherokee County Road 81 in the Broomtown area south of Chattooga County just before 10am on Saturday morning.

When units arrived on the scene a large amount of smoke was observed billowing from the roof of the structure.

Fire personnel had to make forcible entry to the home but were able to extinguish the blaze.

The home suffered extensive damage and was considered a total loss.

Fortunately no one was injured in the fire, the exact cause remains under investigation.

The Broomtown, Gaylesville, and Cedar Bluff Fire Departments along with the Cherokee County Sheriffs Department responded to the scene.