Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The remnants of a residence on Beaver Dam Road and the vehicle parked in its driveway after both were ravaged by a fire Thursday morning.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The remnants of a residence on Beaver Dam Road and the vehicle parked in its driveway after both were ravaged by a fire Thursday morning.

A Leitchfield man lost his home and vehicle to a devastating fire Thursday morning.

At 1:56 a.m. on Thursday, the Leitchfield Fire Department was called to 2931 Beaver Dam Rd. on a reported structure fire and discovered the front area and second floor of the residence fully involved in flames. The fire also spread to a Pontiac SUV parked in the driveway.

Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall said the home was being occupied by Robert Odle, who suffered some smoke inhalation in the incident and was given oxygen by firefighters until Grayson County EMS arrived to transport him to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for further treatment. First responders expected he would recover from his condition.

No other injuries were reported. Duvall said firefighters found some pets kept in cages in the back of the residence and were able to remove them all.

The LFD worked for around two-and-a-half hours to fully extinguish the fire. Flames were knocked down within about 30 minutes, and then firefighters spent another two hours on overhaul, Duvall said.

Both the house and SUV were ruled a total loss by the fire department, with extensive damages to the upper and lower floors of the residence; however, Duvall said, Odle is insured.

Odle told firefighters he believed the blaze originated from an electric wall heater, and fire department personnel agreed that the heater was the likely source of the fire.

The LFD cleared the scene at 5:12 a.m. Thursday morning.