Firefighters from the Modesto Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department responded to a blaze at a vacant, abandoned house in north Modesto on Tuesday evening.
The fire broke out in vegetation in the area of Bangs and McHenry avenues about 7:30 a.m.
The fire spread to the vacant house on the 4400 block of McHenry, which was fully engulfed by the time crews arrived.
Firefighters drafted water out of a nearby canal to fight the blaze.
Fire investigators were looking into the cause of the fire. Several transients found in the area were interviewed.