Fire spread through a Santee home Sunday night, leaving a family without a place to stay.
Heartland Fire crews were called to the home on Ellsworth Lane around 9:30 p.m.
Heavy smoke was rising from the roof and the fire alarm could be heard from the street.
Firefighters entered the home and used an ax to open the home’s roof.
No one was injured in the fire.
Five adults and three children living in the home were in need of a place to stay as a result of the fire.
Officials have not released a cause of the fire.