Published: Feb 18, 2013 7:47 AM EST
Updated: Feb 18, 2013 3:06 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Firefighters are investigating an early morning house fire in Cape Coral. It happened just after 5:00 a.m. on SE 19th Terrace.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire within minutes, thanks to a nearby hydrant across the street from the vacant house.

One witness sprang into action when the fire woke him up.

Fire crews say they had a hard time getting into the home because of hurricane shutters and a downed power line on top of the roof.

There has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.