Tallahassee, Florida --
At 8:36 this morning, six units from the Tallahassee Fire Department were dispatched to a reported room on fire in a house on the 1700 block of Sharon Road. On arrival, the first unit on scene found a mattress on fire in the back bedroom. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the room of origin. The fire appears to have been started by a heating pad. Fire damage was limited to one room, with heat and smoke damage throughout the house. Residents had evacuated in a timely manner and no one was hurt. Total damages are estimated at $20,000.