This photo sent by Ciera Dixon shows Sanford Fire Department personnel battling an early morning fire at 511 North Horner Boulevard around 6 a.m Monday.

A large two-story home in Sanford’s historic district that would have turned 100 years old next year was destroyed by a fire early Monday morning, causing a closure of all four lanes of Horner Boulevard for hours.

Sanford Fire Department was dispatched to 511 North Horner Boulevard at 5:51 a.m. Monday and found the nearly 3,000-square-foot historic home fully engulfed. According to SFD Chief Matthew Arnold, nobody was injured, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home is valued at roughly $220,000.

The home was located at the busy intersection of North Horner Boulevard and Weatherspoon Street, about a half mile northwest of downtown Sanford. Sanford Fire Department did not release names of the home’s owner or current residents.

The nearly 3,000-square-foot, six-bedroom historic home at the corner of Horner Boulevard and Weatherspoon Street would have turned 100 years old next year. Photo is prior to the Monday fire. 
Cell phone photo taken by Sanford resident Shay Benton shows the home fully engulfed as firefighters arrived at the scene early Monday.