Country singing sensation Travis Tritt’s Powder Springs, Georgia, backyard pool-area property was destroyed by fire – while he was just feet away in the main house, and the flames were spreading, officials said.
Nobody was injured, officials said. Initial investigation shows the fire started due to the extremely hot temperatures.
TMZ reported firefighters responded to a 911 emergency call from Tritt’s mother-in-law, after she returned from food shopping and saw the backyard ablaze. The news outlet reported Tritt was inside the main section of the home, and was apparently unaware the fire was rapidly spreading across his property.
Flames completely destroyed the pool house and the playground, even as Tritt grabbed a hose and tried to stop their spread, TMZ reported.
Tritt, who counts among his popular songs one with the title, “It’s a Great Day to be Alive,” told TMZ in response to the fire: “I would like to thank everyone for the concern earlier this afternoon.”
He also said this, via his publicist, Taste of Country reported: “We are thanking God that no one was in that area at the time and everyone is safe.”
He also put out a Twitter statement “thanking God” for “no other major damage.”