Crews with the Lynchburg Fire Department responded to a two-alarm structure fire in the 10 block of Beverly Street at about 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The first engine arrived on scene to find heavy fire showing from two levels on the rear of the wood-frame home, which was undergoing a roof replacement, according to LFD battalion chief Kenneth Turner.
The home is heavily damaged but the homeowner and her son, who were home at the time of the fire, were able to evacuate before units arrived on scene, according to chief Turner.
There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire will be investigated.
Crews are expected to remain on scene for several hours watching for hotspots and providing ventilation using large fans to circulate air throughout the home.
"We have more units here than we normally would for a house this size," chief Tuner said. "But its awful hot and early in the shift so we're just going to rotate crews in and out."