VANCOUVER - Firefighters responded to a house fire around 11 a.m. Thursday in South Vancouver.

The blaze is in an older, single-level home in the 300 block of E. 53rd Avenue near Sophia Street.

Smoke could be seen rising from the roof, and the incident was upgraded to a two-alarm fire just before 11:30 a.m. Firefighters were pulled out of the building, and moved into "defensive mode," where they focus on keeping the fire from spreading, according to a tweet from Vancouver Fire-Rescue Services.

There's no word yet on whether anyone was hurt.