Fire destroys Esom Hill home

An Esom Hill home was completely destroyed by flames early Tuesday morning, according to Polk County Fire Department officials. The home, located at 485 Brewster Field Road, was a total loss and an investigation is currently underway to discover the cause of the blaze. A volunteer fire unit responded at 3:30 a.m. to the residence to douse the flames. However, at approximately 9:30 Tuesday morning, hot spots apparently reignited the fire and crews had to put out the flames a second time. No one was injured in the blaze. The family is currently staying at a local hotel while the investigation continues.