CHADDS FORD, Pa. (CBS) — Flames gutted a historic castle overnight in Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County.

The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Rocky Hill Castle, a nearly 200-year-old home in the 100 block of Bullock Road.

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Firefighters had difficulty battling the blaze because the home is located on a hill in a wooded area. Crews had trouble getting water to the fire. There were tanker trucks down on the ground sending water into a basin, and then that water was sent up the hill to the fire via hoses.

The fire was brought under control in about two hours.

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The home dates back to the 19th century, built in 1821. It was later converted to all stone after originally being constructed as a summer home.

The current owners bought the home in 1957 — and it had been up for sale.

There were no reports of injuries, but it appeared the home was a total loss.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.