McMinn County firefighters responded early this morning (Friday, December 29, 2017) to a vehicle on fire next to a residential structure on County Road 315 in Niota. As units where in route, dispatch advised them that the fire had reached the residence and had live ammo going off inside the vehicle. Firefighters arrived a short time later and was able to knock the fire down saving the residence. The home did suffer damage to the outside wall and one bedroom. Homeowners were at home at the time of the fire and was able to get out safely.