A Byron neighborhood was lit up with flames Friday night as a house was completely engulfed with fire.
By the time the sun rose on Saturday, the house was burnt out shell with a collapsed roof.
Neighbor Denyse Woodwick called 911 and reported the fire a little after midnight, according to another neighbor Chris Douglas. She had stepped outside to look for her cat and had noticed the glow of flames over the trees. Her boyfriend ran to the house and found flames shooting out all of the windows on both levels and the walk-out basement.
He awoke the neighbors on either side of the burning house and they began hosing the sides of their homes with water to prevent the fire from spreading.
Douglas says the blaze was incredibly hot. Since no one could enter the house, there was concern that someone might be in the house. One car was in the driveway, but other neighbors said there usually were more vehicles there. Eventually, it was determined that no one was home.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The fire photo was taken by Chris Douglas of Byron.