Firefighters battling a blaze that broke out in a vacant home on 5th Street shortly after 4 a.m. brought it under control about an hour later.

House Fire in Lakewood/Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop

According to the Lakewood Scoop, squatters use the home, but it's unclear if anyone was inside when the fire started.

Firefighters were checking inside the structure.

Route 9 was closed in both directions for a time early Thursday morning between Route 88 and Ninth Street but the northbound side has since been reopened.

The cause is under investigation.