No injuries after overnight house fire in Palm Springs

Officials say items found inside home indicate transients were staying there

POSTED: 05:39 AM PST Jan 14, 2013    UPDATED: 05:39 AM PST Jan 14, 2013 
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire that sparked overnight in Palm Springs.

Emergency crews were called to a vacant house located on 871 Calle Santa Cruz, near Calle San Antonio just before 2 a.m.

Arriving firefighters found heavy flames and smoke coming from inside the house.

Crews were able to contain the blaze and kept it from spreading.

Officials say there is evidence that transients were in the residence before the fire but they are still investigating.

No injuries are being reported.

Written by Alex Batres, Morning Anchor / Reporter KESQ.  You can reach Alex at Alex.Batres@kesq.com.