A Ridgeland home was destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon, according to Jasper County Fire and Rescue Chief Wilbur Daley.
Crews called to Hill Road home about 1 p.m. found flames burning through the front and roof of a single-story home, Daley said. Firefighters extinguished the fire but the home was destroyed, he said.
"(The fire) had a pretty good head start on us," Daley said.
A female resident was not home at the time and no injuries were reported. Daley said the cause of the fire was undetermined.
The American Red Cross provided the woman with financial assistance for food and lodging and referrals to partner agencies.