A Southampton Township man lost his home and all his belongings early Friday morning when fire destroyed an old brick farmhouse and an outbuilding next to it, a spokesman with the West End Fire and Rescue Co. in Shippensburg, Pa., said.
There was no damage estimate.
"It was a total loss," said Dennis Clopper, fire department spokesman.
There were no injuries.
The two-story home at 7541 White Church Road was occupied by John Hammond, who made arrangements to stay with relatives, Clopper said.
At first firefighters had reports there was someone trapped in the house. When it was learned the house was empty, it was decided not to send firefighters inside.