2 Units of the Mayo Fire Service were called to a fire at house in Ballyhaunis yesterday evening.
A passer-by spotted a glow through a window and contacted the fire service.
The Fire Service responded within eight minutes and was able to confine the area to one room.
An elderly lady was evacuated from the house moments before the Fire Services personnel arrived.
The living room was severely damaged in the blaze and smoke damage has affected the entire property.