The Newton Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire on Monday, Dec. 3, at 703 E. 21st St. Pl. S.
The fire was reported by a bystander on his way to work at 5:38 a.m.
Chad Berry, the resident of the house, was not at home at the time of the fire.
Upon arrival, the home was full of smoke and fire was coming from the front of the house. The fire was extinguished and is still under investigation.