House Fire

There were a few tense moments for firefighters in northern Leon County.

A mobile home erupted in flames a little before two Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Meridian and County Road 12.

LT Byrd with the Tallahassee Fire Department says they were told someone was in the home. Firefighters searched the burning home until the flames became too intense and they eventually had to fight the blaze from outside.

Firefighters eventually got word the resident was not home. The house is a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters say the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen.