The Newton Fire Department says an early Monday morning house fire resulted in a total loss for a family, but thankfully the residents weren’t at home at the time and there were no injuries.

It occurred shortly before 5:00 at a brick home on Suzy Lane, owned by Charles & Jessica Elliot.

Firefighters say a passerby notice the smoke and flames and called 911.

Both the Trout Creek and Bon Weir Fire Departments assisted Newton firefighters in dousing the blaze.

Meanwhile, there’s no word on what may have caused the fire.

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