WEMA crews were dispatched at about 1:02 p.m. Upon arrival, crews reported heavy black smoke with flames to the back of the residence coming through the roof.
The house was apparently vacant, but the occupants there at the time of the fire. All occupants were cleared of the residence upon arrival of responding emergency workers.
The residence was deemed a total loss. After the fire was first reported, South Rutland Road was temporarily closed, according to an alert from WEMA.
In addition to WEMA, officials from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and the Mt. Juliet Fire Department responded to the scene for mutual aid.
The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation.