Fire Departments from several communities were called out to a house fire near Interstate 76 in Portage County shortly before 4 a.m. Monday.

The first firefighter to arrive at the 4200 block of John Thomas Road in Palmyra Township radioed back to dispatch that flames were coming through the roof of the home.

Berlin Township Firefighters were among several departments called out to help put out the blaze.

The home is said to have been unoccupied at the time of the fire.

One lane of John Thomas Road is closed south of the interstate.