PARADISE, Calif. -

An early morning fire destroyed a home in Paradise.

The fire was reported at 6:42 a.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of Sawmill Road.  According to a news release from CAL FIRE, a person inside the home escaped the burning structure.

Firefighters remained at the scene for several hours mopping up.  The Red Cross was requested to help the resident.

The cause was under investigation.  Damage was estimated at $200,000.