Neighbors saw flames shooting more than 20-feet from the house just after 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
The three-bedroom house is located along Beall Packing Road in Holmes County’s Bethlehem community.
Chris Yancy and his children were not home during the fire.
Fire officials say an electrical short may have caused the fire.
Neighbors initially thought people were inside the burning home.
The Bonifay, New Hope, Pittman and Gritney Volunteer fire departments responded.