A fire ripped through an unoccupied house in Thibodaux early this morning, authorities said.

Around 2:51 a.m. the St. John Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze in the 1800 block of West Bayou Road. Thick flames and smoke were billowing from the unoccupied home when fire crews arrived, authorities said.

Firefighters went to work and doused the flames without further incident, fire officials said. Although the fire inflicted severe damage, no injuries were reported, authorities said. The house was undergoing renovations.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.