Former home of Kelsie Schelling's boyfriend catches fire

Crews search the former home of Donthe Lucas, April 13, 2017.

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - The residence that once housed the family of Kelsie Schelling's boyfriend had a small fire Friday morning.

Schelling is the 22-year-old who vanished more than four years ago. She was dating Donthe Lucas at the time and had just announced her pregnancy.

Lucas and his family were evicted from the home in October 2016 because they had, "not paid rent, ever."

The report of the fire came in just before 6:30 a.m. at the 5000 block of Manor Ridge Drive in Pueblo. Crews arrived quickly and were able to extinguish the flames.

Firefighters tell 11 News the fire was mostly external, just outside the garage. There was just minor damage.

The fire comes just two months after the home was searched by police. They dug up the backyard, searching for evidence in Schelling's case. Officers confirmed evidence was found, but would not say what that was.

The fire department says whoever was inside the home at the time made it out safely. They said there were attempts to put the fire out, but it's not clear if that was by those living in the house or if neighbors helped out.

There were no injuries reported.

Fire crews say the cause is still under investigation.