The Kingsport Fire Department reports four engines and a ladder truck responded to a house fire Wednesday afternoon on Charles Street. Now, the family who lives there is without a home. 

The fire was reported around 1:24 p.m. When firefighters arrived they saw heavy smoke. 

No injuries were reported and Barry Brickey, a spokesperson for KFD, says the fire was contained to the first floor. 

Brickey told News Channel 11 the Red Cross will assist the displaced family. 

He says the fire is under investigation and says KFD encourages families to check their smoke alarms and have a home escape plan.