Travis Tritt's Georgia home was threatened by fire Wednesday afternoon. While property was destroyed the singer and his family were not injured.
Tritt says the fire occurred in the playground area of his Powder Springs, Ga. residence. Firefighters moved in quickly and soaked the area, putting out the blaze. "We are thanking God that no one was in that area at the time and everyone is safe," the singer said in a statement through his publicist. "The residence and grounds adjacent were not majorly affected."
TMZ reports that the singer was at home at the time, but it was actually his mother-in-law that called 911. Tritt had no idea the fire was burning. Later he shared this pic with fans on Twitter:
Fire destroyed the kids playground at my house today. Thanking God that nobody was hurt and no other major damage. pic.twitter.com/uNBMbLTDEh
— Travis Tritt (QQQATQQQTravistritt) July 29, 2015
Tritt was a country hit-maker in the early and mid-90s, with songs like "Anymore" and "Foolish Pride" reaching No. 1. In the early 2000s he enjoyed a strong resurgence as hits like "Best of Intentions," "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" and "Love of a Woman" were Top 5 hits. His last album was "The Calm After" from 2013, which followed "The Storm" (2007). According to his website, hes set to tour this weekend, with shows Quapaw, Okla. and Owensville, Mo.
Neither Tritt nor local authorities have commented on the cause of the fire, which began late this afternoon.