SYRACUSE -- Firefighters extinguished a house fire Wednesday afternoon and were still in the process of determining the cause Wednesday night.
Syracuse Fire Department, along with Clinton and North Davis firefighters, responded to 2904 S. 2000 West after receiving a call at 2:59 p.m.
Fire crews were on site within three minutes, Syracuse Fire Deputy Chief Jo Hamblin said.
"We had heavy smoke and fire through the roof over the garage," Syracuse Fire Chief Eric Froerer said. "It had burned through the roof on our arrival."
Shirley Moss, the home's owner, said she was home alone, lying on the couch after working a late-night shift, when she heard "a great big pop."
"I checked the front yard and the back, and then laid back down," she said. "Next thing I knew, contractors came running in the front door asking if there were any other people in the house, and they rushed me outside."
Hamblin said the contractors were working on the road in front of Moss's home when they noticed the smoke coming from the house and alerted Moss.
"It's good they were aware of the situation," Hamblin said. "It's good the community is looking out for each other."
By 4:30 p.m., Hamblin reported the fire was under control but that crews were working to extinguish some areas still smoldering.
Hamblin said the fire appears to have started in the attic above the northwest corner of the home.
The exact cause is still under investigation.