1:57 a.m North Irwin was activated with its first alarm for a reported house fire. Engine 12 with a crew of 5 was en route within minutes to the scene. Upon arrival smoke was visible. Engine 12 laid in to the hydrant at 2nd street and broadway. The fire was on the rear of the structure on the porch. The fire was quickly knocked down with only minimal smoke damage to the residence. With help from several fire departments everything went smooth. All companies cleared the scene and went home safe.