Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A fire broke out in a house in NE Rochester Thursday.

The fire was reported around 4:00 PM by a witness who spotted smoke and flames coming from the upper floor of the home at 1308 5th St NE, near Calvary Cemetery. No one was home at the time.

The Rochester Fire Dept. reports heavy smoke and fire damage on the upper floor. The remainder of the house sustained minor smoke and water damage. The preliminary estimate was put at $50,000.

The cause is under investigation.

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