MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Firefighters from several departments are on the scene of a house fire in Brooklyn Center.

Fire officials say the fire started in a home in the area of 70th Avenue North and Perry Avenue North near the border with Brooklyn Park.

The call came in around 3:40 a.m. Thursday. When crews arrived on the scene, they found that the home’s roof has already collapsed.

The house is a total loss. No one was believed to be inside. Neighbors say the home has been vacant for years.

Also damaged was the siding of a nearby home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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