Monday morning fire destroys Smithville residence
An early morning fire ravaged the home of Charles Beltz Monday morning.
The home, at 386 Talley Road, was fully engulfed in flames as seen and reported by a next door neighbor. A vehicle parked at the basement level of the home was also consumed with fire.
An explosion from the blaze was heard as far away as New Home and Patterson Roads.
A female at the home received minor burns to her face and arms.
The cause of the fire is unknown.