The Aledo Volunteer Fire Department battled a massive fire that destroyed a historic ranch house in Parker County Wednesday. [[319687491,C]]
Officials said no one was at the Walsh Northstar Ranch House in 14000 block of Aledo Iona Road when the fire started at about 7:15 p.m.
Huge flames and black smoke billowing from the 4,000-square foot home could be seen for miles.
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There have been no reports of injuries or word on the cause of the fire.