St. John's firefighters were called Sunday night for the second time in a matter of days to deal with a fire in an attached home near downtown St. John's. 

Firefighters were called to 48 Spencer St., just after 7p.m. on Sunday.

Fire crews had extinguished a previous fire — which gutted the house — on Wednesday night.

Superintendent Don Byrne said Sunday's incident was not the result of a flare-up linked to Wednesday's blaze.  

"The time lapse from the original fire...is just too great for it to be a carry over," said Byrne.

When firefighters first arrived the blaze was not visible because it was still trapped inside the building.

"When they got here smoke was drifting right across the street," said Byrne.

Once crews entered the roof, the fire was located and extinguished.

There were no reported injuries.