Fire destroys Fort Madison home

A Fort Madison woman is safe, all thanks to her son, after an early-morning fire at her home Sunday.

The Fort Madison Fire Department responded to a fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. at 3011 Avenue H.

The woman's son came home from work, saw the smoke and got his mother out of the house safely.

She was the only person home at the time.

The fire department said the fire started in the attic and spread to the kitchen.

There was major smoke and water damage throughout the home.

The house is a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.