Sad and scary news for Trace Adkins and his family.  The good news is that the entire family, including the pets, are all safe and sound.

The 5,000-square-foot home of country music star Trace Adkins, located in Brentwood, Tenn., south of Nashville, caught fire on a hot Saturday afternoon with children inside. No one was hurt.

As the singer's wife, Rhonda, returned home from errands, she saw black smoke in the sky and rushed to the house, where her kids were with a babysitter. The singer and 'Celebrity Apprentice' alum was flying to Alaska for a concert and was thought to be on a plane while the massive fire was being extinguished.

The entire Brentwood Fire Department, including off-duty firefighters, battled the flames engulfing the Adkins' home, reportedly arriving five minutes after the emergency was called in around 3:30 p.m. Photos of the damage were published by The Tennessean.

The home was the family's primary residence for 11 years.

The couple's three daughters, the babysitter and another neighborhood child were watching a movie when they heard a huge crash. They thought it might have been something that had fallen in the cabinets in the kitchen. When the babysitter didn't see anything in the kitchen, she inspected the garage, where the dryer had been turned over, and fire and smoke permeated the air.

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