SMITH COUNTY — A two story house near Noonday was engulfed by flames late Tuesday night.
Firefighters say the house, located on Bayshore Drive off Highway 155, was already half-way destroyed by the time they arrived.
Everyone inside the house escaped without injuries.
Officials say the absence of fire hydrants around the house made fighting the fire extremely challenging.
Noonday fire chief, Howard Harris said, "We don't have any hydrants so we had to shuttle all our water. I think we had about seven different departments shuttling water for us tonight."
There was also another structure fire reported during the same time last night on County Road 167 near Old Jacksonville Highway.
The fire was extinguished quickly, causing little damage and no injuries.