Home destroyed by fire in Putnam County

MELROSE, Fla. -- According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, a home that was built in the 1930s was completely destroyed by a fire.

A newspaper delivery man discovered an extensive house fire in the 100 block of Grove Street around 3 a.m Thursday morning.

Authorities believe that an elderly woman resided in the home alone. At this time, it is unclear if the woman was inside during the fire.

Due to the extent of the damage, the cause of the fire may be difficult to determine but at this time, officials believe no suspicious activity was involved.


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