Maryville Public Safety fire division supervisor Phil Rickabaugh said Tuesday the cause of a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a vacant house at 27932 Scout Ridge Drive on the northeastern edge of Maryville remains undetermined.
A state fire investigator was called to the scene, but the blaze, which gutted the house, rendered the structure too unstable for safe entry, said Rickabaugh, who added that the fire's "area of origin" was in the basement.
No one was inside the house when it caught fire around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters were on the scene until about 3 p.m.
In addition to Maryville Public Safety, units responded from several rural fire departments, including Ravenwood, Pickering and Burlington Junction.
Rickabaugh said the structure was owned by Melinda Coleman of Albany and was insured.