The Jacksonville Fire Department says a blaze broke out at 517 University Drive in Jacksonville around 8 a.m. Christmas Eve.
They say multiple units where called in.
The Fire Department also says everybody had left the burning home and nobody was injured.
When they arrived at the scene they say they found a car burning that had set a carport on fire. The carport was connected to the one story house that had also caught on fire.
The Fire Department estimates the car is a total loss and a $100,000 loss for the home.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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