Crews rushed to the house on Garden Street and Laura Avenue just before noon.
Firefighters discovered the resident had thrown her jacket onto a table where a candle was burning. The woman tried to put out the flames herself, but they quickly spread throughout the kitchen.
Fire crews contained the blaze and saved a dog and cat that were inside the home.
The total damage was estimated at about $7,000.
Officials said the two people living there were not displaced.