HOUSTON -

 An elderly woman is looking for a place to stay after a fire destroyed part of her northwest Houston home.

It started in the backyard patio of her home on Emnora and Ottawa around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When firefighters arrived they found heavy flames coming from the back of the one-story home.

Investigators said the fire spread to the back of the house before firefighters were able to get it under control.

The woman was not home when the fire broke out. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No one was hurt.