LA CROSSE, WI (WKBT) -

A fire destroys a house in Houston County Saturday.

The fire was called in about 4 o'clock on South Ridge road in Houston County. When crews arrived on scene flames were shooting from the roof.

Authorities say it started in the chimney of the home, spread to the roof and eventually the entire house.  No one was home at the time and there were no injuries.

The Red Cross is helping the family that lived there find a place to sleep.  The exact cause is under investigation.