Asay said the home's smoke alarm alerted a private security company, which then called firefighters to the scene.
Firefighters helped the house's owner, who is in his 90s, escape as flames began shooting from the roof. Asay said firefighters then reentered the home to get the homeowner a robe and shoes to wear. The man stayed inside a fire engine until his relatives arrived.
A loss estimate was still being assessed, but Asay said damage was limited to the attic and roofing.
Two years ago, during the fire department's "Ready, Set, Go" program, crews visited this area to talk with residents who live in high-risk wildfire areas and the wild land-urban interface how to best prepare themselves and their properties against fire threats. One fire captain spoke with this particular homeowner, and was given a tour of both the inside of the home and the surrounding area.
That captain was on the first-arriving crew for this fire, Asay said, and his knowledge of the house was beneficial in locating the fire and quickly keeping it from spreading throughout the house.