No one was home and no one was hurt when a large fire engulfed a home in south Tuscaloosa early Monday morning.

Holly Whigham, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Service, said crews responded to Meadow Ridge Drive off Highway 69 South around 1 a.m. Monday on reports of a house fire.

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A house there was engulfed in flames that firefighters were eventually able to extinguish, but Whigham said the house was likely a total loss.

Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the fire.

TFR said its cause is under investigation, as is standard practice after a large structure fire.

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