CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Fire officials are working to determine what caused a massive house fire Monday morning on Statesville Road.

Officials were called out to Sunstone Drive and Richfield Lane around 1 a.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters said fire and smoke was pouring from the home. It took 27 firefighters about forty minutes to put the flames out.

The owners were out of town and no one was hurt.

Damage is estimated around $175,000.