A house that once sat in the middle of the desert was now falling down.
On Tuesday, the owners of the home in the town of Payson, Arizona, reported a massive fire.
“We didn’t have a clue,” said Steve Smith, the former owner.
The owners said their house was built in 1929 and had been in a state of disrepair for more than 30 years.
Smith said he noticed smoke coming from the house.
He said the house was so badly damaged that it had been rebuilt in 2009.
It took more than six months for the fire department to get the fire under control.
In a statement to ABC News, the fire officials said the fire started near a house where the family of two lived.
They said the flames were so intense that the house collapsed and caught fire.
“It was like an earthquake.
There was no time to do anything,” Smith said.
“We just lost everything.”
The home was built as an unfinished, three-story house, and the family had lived there since 1953.
According to the fire investigators, there were no injuries and no injuries were reported to firefighters.
More to come.