Smoke poured from the attic area of a house early Thursday morning on North 15th Street.
The St. Joseph Fire Department was called at 12:47 a.m. to 211 N. 15th St. Fire officials said the fire may have started in a dryer.
No one was injured. The residents of the house were on vacation. A person watching the house for them was seen outside the structure, attempting to call for their cats.