LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Firefighters were called out to battle an overnight blaze in Lynchburg, which ended up destroying a home.

Crews responded to the scene on Grady Street around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20, but the Lynchburg Fire Department says there were too many flames for them to go inside the house.

“Access is a difficult thing in a fire like this,” said Battalion Chief Mike Reeves with the Lynchburg Fire Department. “There’s so much fire on the inside, we can’t get in there where it is, so we have to do everything from outside. Delays us a little bit, but we typically can do a pretty good job from the exterior if needed, but we’d much rather get in there.”

A WFXR News crew was at the scene and caught video of the flames coming from the window and the smoke pouring from the house.

Units still need to put out the hot spots before they can enter the home.

As of this writing, officials have not announced a cause for the fire.

The battalion chief tells WFXR News a family did live at the home, but there is no word on their condition at this time.