An early morning structure fire destroyed a vacant home in Grand Forks on Monday located just south of the second street bridge.

Grand Forks Fire Rescue along with support from Christina Lake Fire Department received a call at 3:43 AM. When crews arrived on scene the building was fully involved. GFFR called on the Christina Lake Fire Department for assistance on the call.

Fire crews successfully worked to protect two occupied homes that were adjacent to the blaze. Grand Forks deputy Chief Rich Piche said that their crews kept the blaze from the homes and when they were secure, they focused on the structure with water from the aerial ladder.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and at this time we know that there was no one in the building and that there were no injuries.