Harriman firefighters responded to a fire off Ruritan Road Monday morning.
“Upon arrival of the first engine we had extensive heavy smoke that was coming from the whole structure,” Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss said.
Nobody was home at the time. Ruth Hendrickson, the resident of the single-story home at 103 Douglas Way, was out of town, Goss said.
“The lady had been ill and had been staying with family out-of-town,” Goss said.
While smoke and heat damaged much of the house, the fire itself was contained to only a portion.