A house at 1311 Del. sustained about $10,000 damage during an early morning fire today, the Lawrence Fire Department reported.
Firefighters received a call about 12:58 p.m. Wednesday and arrived at the two-story wood-frame house to find the front porch engulfed in flames. They entered the house through a sliding glass door in the back and extinguished the fire inside before tackling the fire on the porch, the report said.
Fire Marshal Rich Barr said the fire started on an exterior wall and burned through to the inside of the house, where it was extinguished before spreading further.
The occupants of the house were in the process of moving and were not home at the time of the fire, he said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.