Dispatchers say the call came in around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The building, on the 200 block of West German street, is reported to be a private home.
Firefighters went in to see if anyone was entrapped but were called out over fears the building would collapse. They were later able to put it out and clean up the scene.
There are no injuries reported. The smoke from the fire ran through surrounding areas. Part of West German Street was closed for hours. It's not clear what caused the fire.