The City of Ava Fire Department was called just before 11:30 p.m. Monday to an attic fire on NE 9th Ave. near the Ava Elementary School.
Because the residents detected the fire quickly and called the fire department right away, damage was limited to one area of the house.
The fire started around a light fixture in the ceiling and structural damage was limited to the ceiling in that one area. However, the entire room where the fire was located sustained water and smoke damage.
The fire department was on scene about an hour making sure the fire was completely out before returning to the station.