Four people were looking for a place to stay after a fire heavily damaged their home at 1831 Ivywood Drive at about 5:37 p.m. Wednesday, Ann Arbor firefighters said.
Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a second-story bedroom at the back of the single-family home.
Firefighters were informed that all the occupants were out of the house, Vogel said.
Firefighters then extinguished the flames, but had to put a hole in the roof to let heat and smoke escape, Vogel said.
Three bedrooms suffered heavy damage, but there was smoke and water damage throughout the house, Vogel said.
A woman, her two children and the woman's father lived in the house, he said. The family was making arrangements for other housing, Vogel said.
Ivywood Drive is on the west side, off Dartmoor Road.