Crews battle flames, winds, rain as fire destroys home

NOLANVILLE, Texas (KWTX) Firefighters battled not only the flames, but also cold and rain early Monday in Nolanville as they tried to keep a house fire from spreading.

(Photo by Chelsea Edwards)

Firefighters were called out to a home on FM 439 near Lonesome Oak Drive just after 3 a.m.

When they arrived they saw the home was engulfed in flames and battled wind and rain to keep it from spreading.

Firefighters said there was no one inside and a neighbor said they did not know of anyone living there.

"The structure had no power to it, so the Bell County Fire Marshal was requested to scene for a possible arson," the Nolanville Fire Department later said.

The house was a total loss along with teh contents, which included desks, chairs, shelving and "other school type contents," the fire department said.