TODD — A house in the Todd community is a total loss after a Nov. 5 evening fire that kept crews on scene for approximately five hours, according to Ashe County Fire Marshal Bob Davis.

Davis said the call came in at 6:08 p.m. Monday for a house fully engulfed in flames at 320 Todd Railroad Grade Road. The owner of the home — Ricky Penley — and a woman weren’t home at the time of the fire. Davis said the two were the only people living in the home. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, Davis said. Part of the home was at least 100 years old with pieces built on over time, he said. Davis added that his office would be investigating the incident and may be able to find a cause by sometime next week.

According to Emergency Management Coordinator Patty Gambill, the American Red Cross is assisting Penley and the woman at this time.

Multiple crews responded to the scene including Todd Fire, Fleetwood Fire, Deep Gap Fire and Ashe County Rescue.

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Interesting. Google search shows this house is currently a foreclosed and bank owned property.

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