CARNEGIE (KDKA) –Investigators say they believe a fire that destroyed a home this morning in Carnegie likely started in an electrical system.

The blaze broke out in the 900-block of Kennedy Avenue.

Authorities say a woman living in the home was awakened by a smoke detector around 8 a.m. She went downstairs and found the kitchen full of smoke, and fire behind the refrigerator.

“She said she heard it and came down right away and got out of the house,” said Chief Jon Kandracs, of the Carnegie Fire Department.

Her son had reportedly left the house a half hour earlier to go to school.

The roof of the home next door caught fire, and crews had to work to keep the from spreading.

There were no injuries, but the family’s dog – named Blaze – had to be rescued.

The fire marshal continues to investigate the cause. The home was a total loss.

Stay with KDKA for the latest details.

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