McVILLE, N.D.-A fire destroyed a McVille home early Thursday morning, according to the Nelson County Sheriff's office.
Firefighters from McVille and Aneta, N.D., as well as the McVille ambulance service, responded at 5:30 a.m. after a passerby who witnessed the blaze at 108 Sheyenne St. called dispatch. No one was injured during the fire, Sheriff Keith Olson said.
Homeowner Mark Opoien wasn't home at the time of the fire but arrived quickly because he's an ambulance service member, Olson said.
"He got a page for a fire at his own house," he said.
Firefighters remained at the residence until about 1 or 2 p.m.
The fire is still under investigation and no cause had been determined as of Thursday, Olson said. A fire marshal will visit the residence Friday.
The Red Cross provided financial assistance to Opoien, who was believed to have homeowners insurance and a place to stay for a few days, Red Cross spokesman Brian Shawn said.