A brick and frame home in the Edwina community of Cocke County was destroyed by fire Saturday morning.

Training Officer Capt. Robert Cashen of the Cocke County Fire Department said his agency responded to the Danny and Sandra Phillips residence on Green Meadow Drive at about 6 a.m. Mr. Phillips said a loud boom awoke him and we went outside to find flames coming through the roof of his shop, which is attached to the residence.

The couple attempted to battle the fire with a fire extinguisher but were unsuccessful.

Cashen said flames were coming through the roof and from the eaves of the home when firefighters arrived.

Although an attempt was made to attack the attic fire from inside the home, firefighters were forced outside when portions of the ceiling began to fall.

Cosby and Grassy Fork volunteer firefighters also responded to battle the fire to shuttle needed water.

The Phillips couple said there was a wood burning stove in the workshop, but they believe there was no fire in the stove and so the cause of the blaze is classified as undetermined.

A vehicle parked on the carport was destroyed along with all of the home contents.

The total loss is estimated at $280,000, however, the owners told firefighters they had no insurance on the home.

Representatives of the American Red Cross are assisting the Phillips family with short term housing.

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