**Updated** Shortts Lake home damaged in morning fire

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**Updated at 4:13 p.m.**

A Shortts Lake home has been heavily damaged by fire.

Firefighters were called to the home on Cottage Lane around 7:45 a.m. today.

A photo circulating on social media show plumes of dark smoke and flames shooting out from two sides of the home.

The Canadian Red Cross says a family of five lost their house and belongings, but there were no injuries.

The group says volunteers have helped the couple and three children, all under age 12, with emergency lodging and purchases.