A fire caused extensive damage to a home on Madison's east side Wednesday morning.

Madison firefighters were sent to a home in the 3800 block of Tulane Avenue at 10:09 a.m. after neighbors saw smoke coming from the home's eaves and called 911.

Firefighters searched the smoke-filled house for the fire, checking the attic and basement. Some fire was found in the basement and quickly extinguished. Other crews checked the home with a thermal imaging camera and found some fire in the walls on the first floor.

Firefighters, using axes and pike poles, opened up the walls and ceiling to extinguish the fire burning behind the drywall, according to a Madison Fire Department news release.

Firefighters searched the home twice for any occupants, but nobody was home at the time of the fire. Firefighters used fans to remove smoke from the home. Madison Gas and Electric responded to disconnect the electricity.