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