The homeowner saw flames coming from the kitchen area of the house. The home was occupied by the homeowners, who are married. The woman made it out of the home along with her husband, but authorities are saying the man is unaccounted for.
When firefighters arrived, flames were coming thru the roof. Departments from across Haywood County and some from Jackson County were on the scene Wednesday morning. The structure was burnt to the ground and crews are worked on getting the remaining parts of the fire out but no other structures were harmed.
The Waynesville Police Department is handling the investigation along with the State Bureau of Investigation and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.