UPDATE: The fire has been put out. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Tacoma firefighters are battling a house fire in the 1700 block of South Ninth Street.
When fire crews arrived at the two-story house shortly after 12:30 p.m., they found flames coming from the house, department spokesman Joe Meinecke said.
A primary search of the house found no one inside.
Firefighters are ventilating the roof as the attack the flames.
South Ninth Street from South Sprague Avenue to Grant Avenue is closed at the moment.