A fire at a vacant home in Hixson Wednesday afternoon is under investigation.

It happened around 1:20 p.m. in the 1800 block of Bay Hill Drive.

Dallas Bay Volunteer firefighters arrived at the scene to find flames coming from the front and back of home as well as heavy smoke in the upstairs area.

Hamilton County EMS spokesperson Amy Maxwell says fire officials reported that the fire started in the downstairs area of the home.

No one was hurt, including the fire crews that responded.

Damages are estimated at $20,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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