With it being holiday season everyone is filled with joy and festive cheer, but one Temple resident may beg to differ.

Thomas Pechal with Temple Fire & Rescue reports that an early morning fire at 809 South 14th stree Thursday has left a man without a home.

When the fire crews arrived at 12:10 AM, smoke and heavy flames were issuing from the front of the wood frame home. The sole occupant was able to escape safely, but the home ended up being a total loss. The fire remained under investigation Thursday afternoon.

The resident has made arrangements with family members to accommodate him in his time of need.

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