The Marshalltown Fire Department responded at 7:16 p.m. Sunday to a report of a porch fire at the rear of a residence located at 208 1/2 N. Third Ave. Upon arrival there was black smoke coming from the rear of the house.
The fire was quickly extinguished by fire fighting crews and was contained to the exterior of the home with no interior fire damage.
No injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at $3,000. The fire is being investigated at this time, and a cause is undetermined.