An early morning fire caused about $10,000 worth of damage to a small vacant house west of downtown Modesto on Monday.
Firefighters with the Modesto Regional Fire Authority were called to a home at 910 Fourth St. at about 7:30 a.m. on a report of a fire inside the single-story, 950 square-foot home.
There was nobody inside, although Battalion Chief Randy Anderson said it looked like transients might have been staying there.
The fire started in a couple of locations, though fire damage was contained to the floor and sub-flooring, Anderson said. The blaze took about 12 minutes to control. No firefighters were injured.
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The cause of the fire remains under investigation.