Officials are investigating the cause of a fire this morning which broke out in an abandoned home on Blackmarsh Road near Topsail Road in Mount Pearl. St. John’s Regional Fire Department Superintendent Don Byrne says they received the call around 10 this morning. A business across the street called the fire in after noticing heavy smoke billowing from bungalow’s basement. Byrne says there appears to be some debris in the basement which caught fire. The former owners had a number of items stored in the house, none of which were of any consequence. Firefighters made quick work of the blaze. The cause of the fire is now under police investigation.