Firefighters from the Modesto Fire Department battled a two-alarm house fire Sunday morning.
The fire engulfed a vacant home on the 700 block of Empire Avenue. The fire that burned the single-story home also threatened occupied structures to the north and south sides according to the Modesto Fire Department's Facebook page.
Since there was a gas line feeding the fire and downed power lines limiting fire crews, response was raised to two-alarms.
A total of 31 people worked to battle the fire and it took crews an hour to extinguish the fire completely. All threatened structures were protected from the fire and no occupants were displaced. The damage was estimated to be $50,000.
The cause of the fire is undermined.