Nobody was hurt in a house fire in Algonquin Highlands.

Early Tuesday morning the Algonquin Highlands Fire Department responded to a call from a concerned citizen that was passing by and saw the fire.

With the help of the Dysart et al Fire Department, firefighters were able to put out the blaze. Algonquin Highlands Fire Chief Mike Cavanaugh says that there was no one home at the time of the fire, adding that an investigation is underway. Cavanaugh says that the damage costs are unknown at this time.

Cavanaugh is reminding everyone to make sure that they have working smoke detectors, and practice escape routes from the home, in case of emergency.