NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) - Firefighters in Newport News responded Sunday morning to a fire in a house that turned out to be vacant.

According to a city spokesperson, they received the call reporting this at around 9 a.m. When first responders arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the first level of a two-story residence in the 1400 block of 24th Street.

A thorough search of the structure led to a determination that it was vacant.

The spokesperson said the house sustained minimum damage to two rooms on the first level and smoke damage throughout.

A fire investigator was called out to try and determine the cause of the fire.