FARRAGUT, Tenn. (WATE) - Crews fought a raging house fire Wednesday afternoon in Farragut.
The fire was reported just after 3:30 p.m. on Farmhouse Drive.
Rural/Metro crews saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the home when they arrived on scene. As crews worked to enter the home, the fire broke through the roof and the intense heat forced firefighters back onto the front lawn.
Crews used an aerial crane to drop water onto the home to lower the temperature so crews could enter.
Rural/Metro firefighters said the homeowners were not home when the fire started and had only been gone for about 15 minutes. A neighbor first spotted the flames and tried to go in with a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, but the flames were too big.
No injuries were reported and two dogs were saved from the fire.
The cause is under investigation but is being narrowed to heat sources in the attic.
Drivers should use caution on Farmhouse Road and Bayshore Drive because water used in the fire may freeze on the road.