No one was injured — in fact, no one was home — during an early-morning house fire on Lincoln Street Monday morning.
According to Capt. John Donohue of the Birmingham Fire Department, the fire occurred at a home at the corner of East Lincoln and Clark around 8:45 a.m. Monday. Donohue said neighbors calling 911 told firefighters flames were erupting from the rear of the house.
Firefighters from Birmingham, Bloomfield Township and Royal Oak responded to the fire, though he said Birmingham firefighters were able to extinguish the bulk of the fire before other departments arrived 15 minutes later.
Donohue said the house was empty at the time of the fire and while most of the damage was contained to the rear of the house, the rest of the home did suffer smoke damage. Donohue said to his knowledge, there were no pets in the house at the time.
"The guys did an outstanding job," Donohue said of the firefighters from three departments.
According to Donohue, Fire Marshal Lyal Bigger continues to investigate the cause of the blaze.