(WBIR) A Friendsville family is without a home this Christmas after a devastating fire.

The Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at 311 North Young Street a little after 6:30 pm on Christmas Eve.

According to Lt. Tim Morse, no one was hurt in the incident. He said the family was not there at the time of the incident.

Morse said the Blount County Sheriff's Office's Arson squad is still investigating what caused the fire.

The American Red Cross put the family in a shelter following the fire. The organization said the family has eight members.