Crews were sent to the 11-hundred block of North Green Street just after 2:00a.m. Monday, after an officer spotted a house on fire.
Firefighters say they were in the process of searching the house, when intense heat and a collapsing roof forced them out.
Lanes of the 11-hundred block of North Green were shut down while crews could clean and clear the scene.
There was nobody home at the time of the fire and the cause remains under investigation.