Independence firefighters battled a house fire Tuesday morning at the area of U.S. 24 and Kiger Road and found the house was unoccupied.

The fire, at house on the 1200 block of Kiger just north of U.S. 24 was called in at 6:50 a.m. U.S. 24 was closed temporarily between Lee's Summit and North Duvall roads. The cause of the fire was under investigation Tuesday.