NORTH WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) --Investigators say smoking led to a fire in North Wilmington Wednesday morning.
The fire started around 5:30 a.m. on the 1300 block of Marsh Road.
Officials say a a discarded cigarette ignited clothing on the bedroom floor in the home.
The fire caused $40,000 in damage.
The 75-year-old homeowner was transported to the Christiana Hospital for smoke inhalation, but is expected to be OK.
Officials say the smoke alarm alerted the woman of the fire.