A fire at about 12:15 p.m. today damaged a home in the 5900 block of Bark Camp Road, Capt. Scott Cagle with the Hall County Fire Services said.
Smoke was showing from the back of the 1,800-square-foot house when firefighters arrived. One person was at home at the time but was outside when the firefighters got there.
Cagle said investigators determined the blaze was started when food was left cooking unattended.