Man hospitalized after fire destroys home in Matthews

Image 1 of 3

Credit: WJZY

A man was taken to the hospital after a massive fire destroyed a home overnight Monday in Matthews. 

It happened during the overnight hours Monday on Sam Newell Road. Officials on scene tell FOX 46 Charlotte that the person living inside the home was able to get out and was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

The fire burned through the walls on the right side of the home, creating a giant hole. The home is considered a total loss, firefighters say. 

Investigators could not say at this time what caused the fire. Foul play is not suspected.