Just before 5 am Friday morning, Clinton Fire crews along with officers were dispatched for smoke in the area of Dollar General on Van Buren.
Officers arrived in the area first and a deputy located a house in the 500 block of West south on fire. Crews arrived at the scene of a one-story house with smoke coming from the roof and windows on the first floor and fire from a basement window.
Crews were advised that the house should be vacant.
Crews began an outside attack on the fire through the basement window to know the fire down while another crew made entry and performed a primary search on the first floor.
Due to conditions crews could not search the basement.
Ventilation was performed to give interior crews better visibility and complete the primary search in the basement and finish knocking down the fire primary search was negative.
Another crew then performed a secondary search that was negative.
Crews remained on scene to extinguish hot spots and assist the state fire Marshall in the investigation.
No injuries to citizens or fire personnel.
Crews on scene were Clinton police, DeWitt County Sheriff's deputies, Kenney fire, Wapella fire, Maroa fire, and Red Cross officials and DeWitt County EMS were on the scene.
Waynesville provided station coverage during the incident.