Investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire on Erie's east side Monday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home in the 1100 block of E. 8th near Brandes St. around 7 a.m.

We're told it appears the fire started in a back bedroom and spread to the home's attic.

Crews were able to knock down the flames within a few minutes of arriving.

Four people were inside at the time. All managed to make it out okay.