A predawn fire damaged a Pacific Grove Edwardian house Wednesday.
The fire at 305 Cypress Ave. was reported at 3:30 a.m., said Monterey Fire Division Chief David Brown.
Nine engines, two ladder trucks and a respirator support unit responded, he said. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the second story.
The house was unoccupied, Brown said, and no one was injured fighting the blaze.
The fire appeared to originate in the basement and worked its way up through walls to the attic, gutting the rear portion of the house and causing smoke damage.