Shortly before 8 p.m., Tuesday, members of Van Buren and Jackson Township volunteer fire departments were dispatched to a fully engulfed structure fire at James. D. Metz' residence, 9111 North County Road 300 East, Brazil.
TransCare was on standby at the scene in case of medical emergency while Clay County Search and Rescue provided water for the firefighters. They remained on the scene until shortly before 1 a.m., to make sure hotspots were out.
Officials contacted a fire marshal to come to the scene Wednesday to help determine the cause. However, the extensive damage made it difficult to determine and the fire is officially being listed as unknown.
There is no information about the amount of damages sustained during the fire.
While officials confirm their investigation is completed at this time, the homeowner's insurance company could potentially continue their investigation as part of the claims process.