St. Clair Fire Protection District firefighters battled an early morning fire Wednesday at 626 Brandon Lane off of Mill Hill Road east of St. Clair.

The fire first was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m.

When the first emergency personnel arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the two-story residence.

There appeared to be no injuries.

The cause is not known.

Crews remained on the scene for several hours.

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