A local family is homeless today after a fire destroyed their home. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Thornport at 9220 township road 79. The home of Brady Workman and Tammy Schriner and their six children was burned to the ground. They were not home at the time of the blaze. The Thornville fire department is investigating. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping the family with shelter, food and clothing. If you would like to make a donation you can at the Red Cross office on 7th street in Zanesville.