Byron Home Destroyed In Fire photo

A house in Byron was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

London fire crews arrived just before 3am to 261 Stephen St. and the roof was already fully in flames. It was too dangerous for firefighters to go inside so they fought the fire in a defensive strategy and were able to prevent it from spreading to any other homes or structures.

One man was sleeping in the basement and woke up to the smoke alarms.  He was able to make it out safely.

The fire’s cause is under investigation and damage is estimated at about $250,000.