Firefighters from Concord Township in Ross County, responded to a 5am fire at 259 Plano Road Tuesday, not far from the Fayette/Ross County line.

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender says the resident of the home, John Hiller, was out-of-state, but his father saw the fire in the middle of the house from his nearby residence.

The sheriff believes the state fire marshal would likely be called in to investigate the fire.