An unoccupied home on the 300 block of Laurel Street was the scene of a major fire Thursday. According to Fire Chief Dean Van Nest, they are unsure of the cause of the fire due to it being a vacant home.

Neighbors said the home is a usual hangout spot for kids. Officials on the scene were told the kids may have been smoking in the residence. However, there is no way to verify the activity.

A sweep of the residence was done as a precaution.

The case is under investigation.