A family of five is now homeless after a fire destroyed their south Ottawa bungalow on Saturday.

Silverwood Road fire

Fire officials responded to flames shooting from this Silverwood Road bungalow just before midnight Saturday. (CBC)

Ottawa fire officials said a passerby reported the fire while walking his dog late Saturday night just before midnight.

Firefighters reported flames shooting from 9 Silverwood Rd. but there was nobody reported inside at the time of the fire.

Fire officials estimate there was $450,000 damage to the home and its contents.

Three adults and two children are now homeless as officials investigate the blaze.