A morning house fire near a Rockdale propane business Friday forced evacuations of several nearby homes.

Rockdale City Manager Chris Whittaker told KVUE police and fire units were called to a home along the 1300 block of East Cameron Avenue (U.S. 79) around 9 a.m. Friday. He added firefighters from Cameron, Milano and Taylor were called in to help put out the fire, which was extinguished after around three hours.

Whittaker estimated 5-6 people were affected by the evacuation, and U.S. 79 was closed while crews fought the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation as of Friday afternoon.