The West Liberty Fire Department responded to a house fire at 6396 South County Road 5, West Liberty around 5:15 Thursday evening.
The owner of the home, John Kauffman, was out-of-state at the time of the fire.
The fire is believed to have started in the wood burner area of the home.
Damage estimates are expected to be in the area of $100,000.
Tri-Valley Fire and EMS and the Bellefontaine Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Crews were on scene for roughly four hours.