No injuries resulted from a house fire in Paradise Wednesday evening, though flames did cause the back portion of the home to collapse.
Supt. Derek Chafe of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department said several calls were received at 9 p.m. concerning the fire at 193 Paradise Road.
“When we arrived, there was fire coming from the back-end of the house (with) flames showing and heavy smoke,” he said.
A person who was at the home had left the house, according to Chafe. Once fire crews got to work, he said the main body of fire was taken care of quickly.
However, he said the interior of the home suffered significant damage. Crews were dealing with hidden fire as of 10 p.m. in the section of the home that collapsed. Chafe expected it would take at least another hour to take care of the hidden fire.