MINNEAPOLIS - Crews are on the scene of a two-alarm fire on the near south side of Minneapolis Monday.

First responders were sent to 2416 Bryant Ave South shortly after 12:00 p.m. and arrived to find heavy smoke billowing from the second and third floors of the large home. Unconfirmed reports say the fire started on a deck and soon jumped to other parts of the building.

Firefighters attempted an interior attack but were soon evacuated due to a heavy volume of fire. At that point a second alarm was called and crews concentrated on an exterior attack.

Images from Sky 11 show extensive damage to the home that caught fire, and suggest that a building next door was also damaged by flames.

The Minneapolis Fire Department says no one was home at the time the blaze started, and no firefighters or civilians were hurt.