Fire damaged a Bellingham funeral home Wednesday evening.
No injuries were reported in the 7:06 p.m. Wednesday fire at Jerns Funeral Chapel, 800 Sunset Drive, fire officials said.
Smoke and flames were showing through the roof when firefighters arrived, said Assistant Chief Bill Hewett of the Bellingham Fire Department.
"Crews got there, Engine 4, and knocked it down from the outside," Hewett said. "Then they went inside and got the rest."
He said the fire was under control by 7:34 p.m.
Hewett said damage was contained to the rear corner of the building along Sunset Drive, where the crematorium is housed.
He estimated damage at $75,000 to the building, and possibly an additional $125,000 to replace equipment.
Cause and origin of the fire was under investigation, he said.
He said an employee called 911 to report the fire.
Jerns' parking lot was empty early Thursday morning.
A call to the office was fielded by an answering service, after the business's regular opening hours.
According to its website, Jerns is owned by Brad Bytnar, who bought the business from a company that Nick Jerns sold it to when he retired in 2007.