BEEKMANTOWN — Firefighters had to deal with a smoke-filled home at 324 Pellerin Rd. Friday morning.

Beekmantown Fire Chief Daryl Menard said it appears that a dehumidifier in the basement melted down and created a huge cloud of smoke.

Firefighters arrived and were able to contain the problem quickly, but the home sustained heavy smoke damage.

The fire was called in about 7:40 a.m. by the homeowner Barbara Caska, Menard said.

"They probably can't live in it until they get it all cleaned up," the chief said.

Firefighters from the Beekmantown Fire Department arrived and were able to douse the dehumidifier to squelch the problem.

Crews from Cumberland Head and District 3 Fire Departments helped out.

The Tanker Task Force was initially called, but canceled after firefighters assessed the problem.