A woman was checked over by paramedics after a fire broke out in a bedroom.
Two fire engines - from Farringdon and Rainton Bridge - were called to the blaze in Station Road, Houghton, at 2.06pm today.
The fire had started in a first-floor bedroom of the terraced property and destroyed a bed and a laptop, while leaving the bedroom damaged by smoke.
The remainder of the house was left partially smoke damaged.
Fire fighters used two hose reels, four breathing apparatus and a positive pressure ventilation fan to tackled the fire.
The female occupant was attended to by paramedics, but did not require hospital treatment.