Firefighters spent Monday morning on scene of a house fire in the 1600 block of Bancroft Street, just west of Auburn Avenue.
They were able to quickly contain the blaze that began on the first floor. An Ottawa Hills police officer on patrol saw the smoke and alerted the fire department.
Neighbors say the home was purchased three or four months ago. They say they have not seen the residents in a few days. No one was in the house when the blaze broke out around 5:30 a.m.
Fire crews say they did enter the home to find a large hole in the floor, so it's possible there is remodeling going on. They also found furniture, a big-screen TV and other items inside.
A cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
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