At about 1:20 p.m. on Monday, Paris Fire Department responded to a house fire at 123 E. Price Street near Downtown Paris.
Once on the scene, Engine 1 reported heavy, dark gray smoke coming from multiple windows and doors, according to Paris fire reports.
As Engine 1 and 3 crews began extinguishing the fire from the front of the structure, Quint 4 crews began a primary search and found no one inside the home.
Once the flames were under control, Engine 3 crews’ secondary search was cleared.
Chad Graves, Paris Fire Department Deputy Chief, said there were no “obvious signs of forced entry at the structure.
“The occupant/renter of the structure arrived on scene and advised that she had last been in the house around midnight,” Graves said. “In addition, she stated she had only been renting for about a month.”
Graves said the renter reported they have had no issues with appliances, leading to a cause of the fire “or that she was aware of.
“The renter also stated that two individuals stayed at the house the previous night and some during the day,” and “… neither were on scene …” Graves said.
As the fire was under control, fire crews were back in service at about 2:20 p.m.