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Fire was caught on video tearing through an Escambia County home this morning.
    Authorities say no one was hurt.

But they say deputies have responded to the house several times in the past on drug-related calls.   
Channel Three's Joe Douglass spoke with the home's owner and her son, who discovered the flames.

The home is considered a total loss.
You can see it was just gutted by the flames, which left behind charred brick walls and burnt, soggy debris.

The house crackles as fire rages out-of-control in this cell phone video shot by a neighbor across the street.
   
Firefighters were called around 8:30am to the burning home near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Esperanto Drive.

Bonnie Helton,  the homeowner, said "I was devastated. I didn't know it was this bad."   
Bonnie Helton owns the house but doesn't live here.
    "It's totally gutted. There's nothing in there! Nothing!"
   
Helton says she moved out last summer and that her grown children, two sons and a daughter had been staying in the home ever since with no electricity.

"I didn't want to live with them. I didn't have any choice. They would not leave, so I left! I don't live here so I don't know what goes on here. I know he's not on drugs, but the other one probably is."
   
Damon Williams, Helton's older son, says he recently moved out but had stayed the night after retrieving a few belongings.

For now, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.