The cause of a fire that broke out late Monday morning in southwest Bartholomew County remains under investigation.
The ranch-style rental home at 10060 W. Spray Road had been vacant for a year-and-a-half, said Southwest Fire Department spokesman Wayne Freeman.
The 10:54 a.m. fire northeast of Waymansville began in a former master bathroom that had recently been converted into a bedroom, Freeman said.
While the flames were confined to one room, smoke damage was reported throughout the home, Freeman said.
The fire was reported by a friend of two brothers — Jeff and Andy Gregg — who had recently purchased the house as an investment, Freeman said.
A dollar estimate on the damage was unavailable Monday afternoon.
Southwest volunteers were assisted at the scene by firefighters from Wayne, Harrison and Columbus townships.