Mankato-Public Safety responded to the report of a structure fire at 333 James Ave. at 6:15 a.m. this morning (January 19). Upon arrival, crews located a fire in the basement and extinguished it. The one occupant was able to exit the home safely after being alerted by smoke detectors. There were no injuries.

Damages are estimated at $30,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.