Firefighters called to house fire in Village of Fontana

FONTANA (WITI) -- Firefighters battled a house fire in the Village of Fontana in Walworth County on Monday afternoon, May 6th.

Crews got the call around 2:45 p.m. Monday.

A woman with the Fontana Police Department told FOX6 News everyone inside the house made it out safely. The house is located on S. Lake Shore Dr. on the western shore of Geneva Lake. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm.

A police officer, a few firefighters and a passerby managed to evacuate an elderly female from the home after the fire started.

The house is deemed to be a total loss, but no dollar estimate has been given.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

Officials say fighting this fire was hampered by cans of diesel fuel the owners had inside the home for projects they were working on. They also had a large amount of ammunition inside the home.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.