Fire gutted a home in the downtown area of St. John's on Wednesday night.

The blaze started in a rowhouse at 48 Spencer St., off Merrymeeting Road, shortly after 8 p.m.

Fire crews quickly brought the fire under control. Officials with the St. John's Regional Fire Department said the fire could have been worse, since the damaged home was attached to another.

No one was injured.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said investigators will be back at the scene on Thursday morning.