This morning I went to check it out and it was a small house on Broadway. The fire department clearly contained the fire well since the buildings on both sides looked fine. I don't know yet what happened to the occupant, a 93 year old man who I know and seems to be in pretty good health. He still drives a car. I've chatted with him a few times. I knew his (late) wife better. He keeps his car in a garage that I rent out. He always drops his rent check in my mail slot on the 31st promptly. I hope he is OK (I don't care about the rent).
The first floor used to be an antique shop and there was a lot of what looked like junk leftover that you could see through the window and some seems to still be there. I couldn't get too close this morning because they were dealing with a possible gas leak in the street in front. I wonder if that was related to the cause of the fire, or the consequence.