According to Fayetteville Fire Department, a passerby called the fire in around 2 o'clock in the afternoon and tankers from Fayetteville were sent to N. Salem Road near Blessings Golf Course to assist with Wheeler's efforts to put the fire out.
According to the Wheeler fire chief, one person was inside the home, trying to put the flames out when they arrived. The person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. One other person lives in the home but was not there. The house is a total loss according to the department. They are still investigating the cause.
Wedington and Johnson fire crews also assisted in putting out the blaze.