Essex County fire crews battled a massive house fire overnight that left the home destroyed.

Damage is estimated at $275,000.

Around 2 a.m. Essex Fire and Rescue tweeted that they were on scene of a structure fire on County Road 12.

Provincial Police closed a section of the road while firefighters dealt with the blaze.

A photo from the scene shows a large white home covered in smoke in flames with the damage visibly severe.

The cause of the fire and a damage estimate have yet to be released.