This home located at 3126 Gaither St. was already engulfed in flames by the time Covington Fire Department firefighters arrived on the scene in the early morning hours Tuesday. The occupants weren't at home when the fire broke out, but a Covington Police Department officer spotted the blaze and called it in around 3 a.m. The home is a total loss and the truck parked in the carport was also extensively damaged. Covington Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire. - Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

This home located at 3126 Gaither St. was already engulfed in flames by the time Covington Fire Department firefighters arrived on the scene in the early morning hours Tuesday. The occupants weren't at home when the fire broke out, but a Covington Police Department officer spotted the blaze and called it in around 3 a.m. The home is a total loss and the truck parked in the carport was also extensively damaged. Covington Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire. - Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

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Fire had already engulfed this home on Gaither Street by the time CFD firefighters arrived. It was a total loss. - Special photo