VAN ALSTYNE — Firefighters from Tom Bean, Howe, and Gunter assisted the Van Alstyne Fire Department Saturday morning in extinguishing a house fire in the 500 block of S. Kelly Lane.

The house, which sported a “God Bless America” sign in the front yard, appeared to have suffered more internal than external damage, with blackness seen around the front door and broken-out front picture window. Neighbors at the scene said that no one was at home at the time.

After everything was under control, and after the supporting fire departments had left, Van Alstyne firefighters waited at the scene for a state fire marshal to arrive to investigate as to cause and point of origin of the fire.

City officials did not return calls to provide more information.