Independence fire officials and police are investigating a fire that destroyed an East Bundschu Road home Tuesday night.

Deputy Chief John Green said a passerby reported a fire at 22104 E. Bundschu Road at about 11 p.m. Green said the house was engulfed by the time firefighters arrived.

No one was home when the fire broke out, and no injuries were reported, Green said.

Green said both officials returned to the scene this morning. The cause is unknown and remains under investigation.

“Whenever no one is home and a fire breaks out, it’s always investigated, Green said.