Fire crews responded Saturday to word of a fire at a home on the 600 block of Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau.
When they were first on the scene, light smoke was showing.
They found the fire was in a back bedroom, where they were able to stop the flames and keep them in the building where they started.
The home had moderate smoke and fire damage, totaling a cost of $40,000.
No one was at the home at the time of the fire.
The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.