Firefighters were quick to extinguish a house fire on Beaumont Street in St. John's late Tuesday evening.
When crews arrived they saw smoke coming from the house and had to force entry to the structure. Upon entry they encountered flames in the stairwell and quickly knocked the fire down.
The fire was under control about 12:30 a.m this morning. There's no indication of what may have started the fire at this time.
The house suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage. There was no one in the house at the time of the fire.