A structure fire severely damaged a house at 917 Fulton Avenue in Meridian around 9:00 p.m. Monday.
Residents say a woman and her three children had just moved into the home.
Authorities said no one was inside at the time of the fire.
The cause is still undetermined, but officials said it apparently started in the rear of the wood-frame house.
Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours.