A fire Thursday night caused extensive damage to the home of Reba Scott at 1004 Forrest Avenue, Smithville.
Central dispatch received the call at 7:42 p.m.
Captain Jeff Wright of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department says Ms. Scott left the house a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. and the fire was already in progress when she returned. A neighbor apparently reported it.
The blaze could be seen coming through the roof as firefighters worked to bring it under control.
Captain Wright says the fire appeared to have originated from the kitchen area of the home but the exact cause has not been determined. Most of the homes contents were either damaged or destroyed in the fire