FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A home off Wallen Road was damaged by fire mid-afternoon Thursday.

Firefighters were called around 3 p.m. to a home in the 8900 block of Center Street, a half-mile west of Lima Road.

The fire started outside the home in an area of a porch and shed. Flames spread and badly damaged one side of the home.

No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported, firefighters said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Several fire departments assisted.