Fire destroys home in Visalia

A fire in the the 3500 block of East Stapp Avenue in Visalia caused an estimated $140,000 in damage to a home late Tuesday night, authorities reported.

The blaze erupted about 11 p.m., and arriving firefighters found a two-story home in flames on the second floor and back portion of the house.

The fire was contained in about 20 minutes. There was no one home when the fire broke out.

The cause is under investigation.