In Harlingen, fire officials are investigating an afternoon blaze that left a family of nine homeless.

The house, located on the 600 block of Buchanan Avenue is now unrecognizable to the family who used to live there.

According to the Harlingen Fire Department, the fire is thought to have started on the first floor of the home, as the kitchen and a surrounding room saw the most damage. Preliminary investigations point to an electrical issue as the cause of the fire.