Historic home destroyed

The Crossville Fire Department responded to a fire at a historic, vacant house on Old Jamestown Hwy. next to the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas office Saturday night. Crossville Deputy Fire Chief Chris South said the cause of the fire remains under investigation. However, South speculated a campfire under the deck at rear of the house was lit by homeless people in the area and the fire became out of control. The building was a total loss. The fire crew was on the scene for nearly eight hours.