Home Destroyed by 3rd Fire in 2 Weeks; No Injuries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The third time was the charm for a Nashville-area house that kept catching fire.

The house in the Madison community was destroyed Wednesday night after firefighters responded to the same address for the third time in two weeks. No one was injured.

Officials say within the four minutes it took for crews to respond, the house was completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters were ordered not to enter the home because it was too hot.

District Fire Chief Joaquin Toon says he does not believe the fires were arsons.

Officials say the owner was outside when they arrived. He previously started a fire outside in his backyard and another inside the home that were extinguished by firefighters.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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