Firefighters battle fire on Brooks Drive in Athens

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. -- A home in Limestone County was deemed a total loss after an early morning fire Monday.

Firefighters responded to the home on Brooks Drive in Athens at approximately 5:15 a.m. Firefighters said the fire started in the back of the single-story home.

Neighbors said the home has been vacant for about a year now and that the homeowners wanted to have it demolished.