BOONSBORO - The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that gutted a Netz Road home Tuesday evening.
Firefighters were called to 20179 Netz Road, after a neighbor reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the ranch home.
The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro arrived around 7:15 p.m., according to Captain Jay Brandenburg.
No one was home when the fire broke out, he said.
"When firefighters arrived at the scene, smoke was billowing out the windows. They had it knocked down in about five minutes," Brandenburg said.
Brandenburg did not know who owned the home and no one arrived home while firefighters were at the scene Monday evening.