A Hamilton County home was destroyed in a late night fire Monday.

Hamilton County EMS reports Tri-Comminity Volunteer Fire was dispatched to a fire on Banks Road in Ooltewah.

When crews arrived, flames were visible showing through the roof and attic. A vehicle was also on fire in the carport.

Crews battled the fire defensively, but the home was too far involved to save it.

Damage was estimated around $75,000. The cause is under investigation.

The homeowner was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family.