Neighbors reported Saturday evening to Carson City Firefighters that a house at 1006 Cascade was on fire on the backside of the structure.
Firefighters monitored the flame activity and tackled the blaze which stopped it before it took the whole house down. But damage was still pretty heavy in the northwest end of the home. Firefighters learned that the fire had started on the northwest corner outside the house and that the fire spread quickly into the attic.
Firefighters began chopping holes in the roof so they could spray water directly onto the flames. After a thorough drenching the fire was halted. But damage to the home was still rather extensive.
Residents of the home were said to be out of the area. The Red Cross usually steps in and for a time provides accommodations for the victims until they can figure out what their next steps might be.
As for what started the fire, investigators will be inspecting its point of origin and possible manner of ignition.