Gainesville firefighters put out a small fire this afternoon at a home off Thompson Bridge Road, Interim Gainesville Fire Chief Jerome Yarbrough said.
No one was injured in the blaze and the fire was contained to one room in the basement of the 1,500-square-foot structure at 439 Piedmont Road. Heat and smoke did damage throughout the house, though, Yarbrough said.
The call came in about 12:50 p.m. and the fire was out in about 20 minutes, he said. The family likely will be displaced while repairs are made.
Cause has not been determined yet.