CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)—A fire as completely destroyed a home in the Tiftonia area of Chattanooga.

The call came in around 11:05 p.m. Friday night. When Chattanooga Firefighters arrived, the home at 4095 Elder Gap Place was fully engulfed.

The blaze took firefighters 40 minutes to get under control. According to firefighters at the scene, crews had to run a hose nearly half a mile to the nearest fire hydrant.

Officials say by the time the fire was under control, the house was a total loss.

According to officials, the home had been vacant for about 18 months while it was up for sale.

No word yet on what caused the fire. An investigation is on going.