COTTONWOOD, Ala. (WDHN) — A fire has left one family unable to spend Christmas in their home.

The Cottonwood and Lovetown Fire Departments, along with Cottonwood Rescue rushed to the scene after smoke started coming from the attic of a home on Howell Street in Cottonwood.

The family was forced to evacuate due to the smoke and things inside their home are damaged from that smoke and damaged from the water used to put out the hotspots.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.