Firefighters: No one injured in New Jersey Street house fire

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire at 1305 New Jersey St., Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

No one was injured Friday morning in a fire that damaged one vacant home on New Jersey Street, firefighters said.

The fire was reported at 8:58 a.m. in a single-story home at 1305 New Jersey St., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Justin Temple said.

Earlier in the morning, Lawrence police officers reported smoke coming from the back of the home, Temple said. The officers called firefighters to the scene when a fire extinguisher failed to put out the flames.

Firefighters arrived on the scene, closing off the intersection of 13th and New Jersey streets as they brought their hoses to the back of the home to combat the flames.

The fire was extinguished within about 20 minutes and the damage was confined mostly to the rear of the home, Temple said. No one appears to live in the home, and no one was injured in the fire, he said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear and the incident will be under investigation, Temple said.