A house erupted in flames this afternoon in Colona.

Multiple fire departments responded to a house on Goembel Drive near Ponderosa Drive.

When crews arrived they found the house to be fully engulfed in flames.

The Colona Fire Chief tells Local 4 News the family was not home at the time of the fire, but two cats were in the home. One has been found alive, while the other has not been found.

He also says the house is expected to be a total loss.