The Red Cross had to help a family find a place to stay Thursday night after a fire badly damaged their home in Crete.
Around 7:30 p.m. a fire broke out at a house on Norman Ave. and W 17th.
The family was not home at the time so no one was injured.
When fire crews arrived smoke was billowing out a window.
The fire spread to the attic which created a worse situation for firefighters.
Firefighters were able to battle the main fire then move on to the one in the attic.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.