A Rocky Mount family received a call while on vacation that their entire home went up in flames.
A Battalion Chief with the Rocky Mount Fire Department confirms the couple was out of town when the fire started around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The two-story home was located on Hunter Hill Rd. It took more than 40 firefighters several hours to battle the blaze. Fire fighters didn't clear the scene until 8:00 a.m. Monday.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.