Firefighters said improperly discarded smoking materials caused a fire in a Tampa apartment building on East Lake Avenue in East Tampa on Tuesday afternoon.

Tampa Fire Rescue responded to the building in the 2400 block of East Lake Avenue near 22nd Street around 5:20 p.m., officials confirmed. Flames and smoke were seen coming from the attic of the two-story apartment.

Firefighters said the fire started on the balcony of a second-floor apartment and spread into the attic.

Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue.

Firefighters made interior, ground and air attacks on the blaze and said they managed to bring it under control within 60 minutes. No occupants were inside the building, and Tampa Fire Department said no injuries were reported.

Fire investigators responded to the building and determined that the cause was improperly discarded smoking materials.

Two apartments were affected by the fire, but one of them was vacant, according to firefighters.