RUSSELLVILLE — A Franklin County residence was destroyed by an early morning fire Monday, officials said.
"Someone drove by and saw the house on fire and called 911," Russellville fire Capt. Steve Thornton said. "When we got there flames were visible, coming through the roof."
The fire was reported to 911 around 8 a.m.
Thornton said the owners were not at home and no one was injured.
The residence is on Franklin 64, which is just south of Russellville off U.S. 43. He said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighters said it appeared the fire started somewhere in the back of the house.
"That's where the most fire was coming from when we got there, but at this point we're still trying to decide what happened," Thornton said.
Lauderdale County sheriff
Breaking and entering
Four checkbooks, a GPS unit, three bottles of prescription pills and a necklace were taken from a vehicle parked in the 2000 block of Lauderdale 219, Florence.
A Ford F-350 truck was damaged during an attempted burglary but nothing was reported taken while the truck was parked on Lauderdale 14, Florence.
A 5200-watt generator was taken from a residence in the 7600 block of Lakewood Drive, Florence.
Five fishing poles were taken from a residence in the 3800 block of Lauderdale 52, Florence.
A 1998 Honda four-wheeler was taken from the 7000 block of Alabama 101, Lexington.
A Toyota Avalon was damaged while parked in the 100 block of Irons Drive, Florence.