(WHBC) – Canton firefighters battled a house fire in the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue NW early Wednesday night.

The fire, at a house across from the old John Lehman High School, was sending black smoke high into the sky when firefighters arrived on the scene around 6:15 p.m.

Neighbors told WHBC News on the scene that the house had been abandoned for a while.

No word on a cause or any injuries.