WELLS TWP. - Don Seeley and Judy Lee saw smoke coming from the top of their residence Tuesday morning on Coryland Road in Wells Township, and then their home was gone.

"It happened so fast," Judy Lee said.

According to Big Elm Fire Chief Byron Wright, the fire destroyed the residence, but the cause hasn't yet been determined. The call came in at 11:30 a.m.

Wright said the two-story wood frame home was engulfed when firefighters arrived at the rural Wells Township location.

Firefighters were still at the scene Tuesday afternoon as smoke poured out from the blackened ruins of the home, located about 16 miles from Troy.

Seeley and Lee were home at the time of the fire, but two children who live there were at school in Troy. No one was injured.

Judy Lee said she heard their smoke alarms, and then called 911.

"It's scary," she said. The reality that fire had ravaged their very own home was painfully sinking in for her.

Wright said he had called the Red Cross in an effort to get help for the family, and was waiting to hear back.

Judy Lee said they planned to stay with a relative and she expected that friends and family would be helping them out.

The Big Elm Fire Department responded to the blaze, with the Millerton, Webbs Mills, South Creek and Pine City fire departments assisting.

Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: reviewtroy@thedailyreview.com.