Early morning blaze consumes home east of Auburn

AUBURN, Kan. (WIBW) Nobody was inside when a home in SW Shawnee Co. caught fire early Thursday morning, officials said.

Crews were called to the 8000 block of SW Urish Rd around 4:40 a.m. Thursday.

The home was fully engulfed when crews arrived.

Fire crews are having difficulty battling the blaze due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area. Tanker trucks are having to transport the water to the blaze.

This is a developing story -- we'll post more updates as they become available.