FORT WORTH (September 23, 2013)--Investigators were working Monday to determine the cause of a two-alarm fire that appears to have destroyed a 100-year-old historic home in Fort Worth.
The fire broke out just after midnight Monday.
No one was hurt.
Fire department spokesman Tim Hardeman said the Dillow House on the grounds of Texas Wesleyan University appears to be a total loss.
Firefighters, who responded to a report of smoke in the area, arrived to find smoke pouring out of the vacant building.
Grocer and banker Samuel Dillow built the house and lived in it until he died in 1931.
His daughter donated it to the university in 1979 and lived there until her death in 1982.
It has been vacant since 2007.