VIDEO: A house near Amherst in rural Buffalo County is considered a total loss after a broken power line over the roof caught it on fire. Amherst Volunteer Fire Chief Glen Brown told NTV News they were called out at about 4 p.m. on Thursday when a neighbor passed by the residence. The house was fully involved when crews arrived - nobody was home at the time. Mutual aid was called on from both Pleasanton and Kearney to help. About 25 total firefighters were on scene for approximately four hours and it took about two hours to get the fire under control. An estimated $100,000 in damage was caused between both the house and its contents.