Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, area fire crews were called to the south end after a report of flames in a home's living room.
A two story home near the intersection of King Hill Avenue and Nebraska sustained minimal damage according to the St. Joseph Fire Department's battalion chief.
Authorities say that when they arrived on scene they initially thought that a man might be inside of the home, but further investigation proved otherwise.
They estimate the home sustained around $500 dollars worth of damage.
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