Unknown yet why police were already there- but just before the fire alarm went out- an officer there said there was "a power line down" and at 1:23 p.m.- a civilian told an officer that there "were propane tanks in the back" or "detached garage" area of the residence.
Fire companies reported seeing smoke from almost a mile away- and when 30's Pumper arrived at 1:25 p.m. the house was "fully-involved" with fire.
The fire has been brought under control- apparently without those propane tanks becoming involved.
As of 1:50 p.m.- no one was reported missing or being found by firefighters inside the burned-out house- thus far no report on how many lived in the home and no reports of injuries.
We're awaiting a report as to the cause of the fire and the monetary loss on the structure and contents- which sounds to be considerable.