A home in the 1400 block of Avenue C North sustained nearly $450,000 in damages following a house fire Monday evening.

Saskatoon fire crews responded to the call at about 6:30 p.m. They used three pumper trucks, one ladder truck and one heavy rescue truck.

The three-storey house was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. Fire crews initially attacked the fire from the exterior before entering the home to finish extinguishing the blaze.

There was no one inside the home at the time, and no one was injured.

Two adjacent houses and a garage sustained minor damage.

The fire department said the cause of the blaze, which an investigator ruled accidental, was “improper disposal of smoking material.”