GASTONIA, N.C. -- The Gastonia Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1044 Ridge Avenue.

Personnel arrived on the scene and observed a one story residential home, with smoke and flames coming from the front of the structure.

A total of 20 personnel, and 5 apparatus were on the scene in order to put out the fire.

At the time of the fire, the residents were not home.

An estimated $30,000 in damages was caused by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.