An early morning fire destroys a home near Cashiers. The fire also threatened other homes nearby. The fire started early Sunday morning around the Cashiers community in the Trillium Subdivision. Officials say the flames overcame the 4,000 square foot house before they could put it out. There were 8 people from the Raleigh/Durham area inside the home as they were renting it when the fire started. Smoke detectors alerted them, everyone got out to safety. Three departments battled the blaze to keep it from spreading to other nearby houses. Officials say around 80,000 gallons of water were trucked up the narrow roads to the homes during the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.