The incident occurred in Clara at about 4 o'clock on Tuesday evening.
An Offaly family are searching for temporary accommodation after a fire devastated their home.
It broke out in the attic of their home in Clara at about 4 o'clock on Tuesday evening.
It took a number of hour for units from Clara and Tullamore Fire Service to extinguish the blaze.
The Melia family - who were in the house at the time - all escaped without injury.
They've secured somewhere to live in the new year - but are appealing for help in finding a 2 or 3 bed house for the next two months.