Crews battled a fire at a vacant house in New Castle early Sunday morning. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. at a vacant house in the 400-block of Epworth Street. The flames were mostly contained inside the house, and it was under control in less than an hour, but the fire broke out again around 5:30 a.m., causing serious damage. According to neighbors, the house had been vacant for a few years, and several other vacant structures in the area had caught fire in the past few years. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.