KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire that resulted in the total loss of a South Knoxville home late Wednesday night, according to Rural Metro Fire-Knox County.

Rural Metro spokesman Jeff Bagwell said crews responded to the reported house fire in the 1000 block of Brown Road around 10:35 p.m. and when they initially arrived at the driveway of the home, they could “barely” see the fire through the treelined drive. But once they got to the top of the driveway, they found that over half of the house was consumed by the flames.

“Crews worked very hard and fought serious water supply issues, but the home was still a total loss,” Bagwell said.

The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Late Wednesday night, Rural Metro Fire was asking people to avoid Brown Road in South Knox County. Crews were at the scene of an active house fire at 1029 Brown Rd in South Knox County. The public was asked to avoid this area.

The incident was the second fire Rural Metro worked on Wednesday evening. The other fire was in the 900 block of Osprey Point Lane in West Knox County.