UPDATE: An early morning fire at a Hixson home appears to have started in the bedroom and spread to the attic.

The home's occupant, a woman, as well as her dog, were able to escape the fire safely. The woman left the home about 3:00am to go to a convenience store and returned to find her house on fire.

The smoke and water damage to the home leaves it unable to be occupied.

They will be staying elsewhere until repairs can be made to the home.

A fire investigator said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental, but what exactly sparked the blaze remains undetermined.

PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga firefighters are trying to figure out what started a fire in a Hixson home.

It happened just before 3:15 Tuesday morning on Orbitz Drive.

Fire officials working the scene tell Channel 3 a woman came home from the store to her bedroom on fire.

Most of the damage was contained to the bedroom and attic.

No one was hurt.

Crews are still working to figure out a cause.

Stay with Ch. 3 for updates on this story.