A Commack woman woke up this morning to find her home in flames.
The homeowner was awoken by the smell of smoke and then saw the blaze coming from her basement around 7:30 a.m.
When the Commack Fire Department arrived to the home at 23 August Crescent Road, they found basement filled with heavy flames and smoke billowing into the rest of the home.
Commack Fire Marshall Joseph Digiose, who was first on the scene, said that upon walking up to the home, a basement window burst and flames began fluttering out of it.
Digiose said that the basement showed heavy fire damage, as well smoke damage on the first floor.
The homeowner was the only person within the residence at the time of the fire.
Brentwood and Kings Park Fire Departments provided mutual aid in response to the fire.
Commack firefighters also fought a small blaze at Russo Brothers auto body shop three weeks ago, but Thursday’s episode was the first house fire Commack has seen in about a year.
Digiose and the Town of Smithtown’s Fire Marshall are investigating the source of the flames.