AVENEL - A family of four is without a home this afternoon after a fast-moving fire destroyed their house on East Woodbridge Avenue in Avenel.

Fire officials say the house suffered extreme heat, smoke and water damage. The house is being considered a total loss.

The only person home at the time was the family's 17-year-old son, who was not harmed.

Officials say the fire appears to be accidental, but an exact cause hasn't been determined.