PARMA -- The Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 5500 block of Ridgewood Avenue about 4 p.m. Thursday.

Eighteen Firefighters responded and quickly extinguished a fire that started on the first floor of the residence.

The homeowner, who was found outside of the house, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Damage is estimated at $75,000, and the cause is being investigated.