Peoria firefighters were called to the 3400 block of West Sylvan Drive just before 8:30 a.m.
Authorities were on the scene for a couple of hours making sure the fire was put out.
The owner of the house was able to escape unharmed.
He says the blaze started while he was burning materials in his fireplace, and that's when things got out of hand.
No word on damage estimates to the house.