OVIEDO, Fla. -

Fire ripped through an Oviedo house early Thursday morning, but no one was inside the home when the blaze broke out.

The fire happened around 2:30 a.m. off State Road 426 near James Drive.

A Seminole County sheriff's deputy spotted the fire and called the fire department.

The family that lives in the home had not been located as of 6 a.m. Thursday.

The cause of the blaze is not known.