Unincorporated St. Louis County, Mo(KSDK) - An early morning house fire in the Spanish Lake area has heavily damaged a home and claimed the life of the family's dog.

Firefighters responded to the home in the 1500 block of Surf Side Drive around 5:00 this morning and found the attached garage fully involved in fire, and spreading.

Officials worked to knock the fire down as quickly as possible, but the dog was trapped inside and died at the scene. There were no other reports of anyone being hurt in the blaze which also damaged the living portion of the home.

The fire scene is north of Interstate 270 off Bellefontaine Road. St. Louis Bomb and Arson detectives are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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