By Lindsay Ward

PETERS TOWNSHIP, PA (KDKA) — A house caught fire in Peters Township, Washington County, early Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to the home on Windermere Court, near Lexington Drive shortly before 4 a.m.

Video taken by a KDKA viewer showed the orange glow from the fire lighting up the nighttime darkness. Smoke billowed from the roof and back of the structure.

The Peters Township fire chief tells KDKA’s Lindsay Ward that the fire is believed to have started at the back of the home and is not believed to be suspicious.

However, some items in the house did make it a more difficult fire fight than first believed.

“There was some live ammunition, at one point, going off in the garage initially,” Peters Township Deputy Fire Chief David Caputo.”Once we knocked down the bulk of the fire in the garage, we were able to get around that. That wasn’t too much of an issue. We protected exposures on both sides of the building.”

(Photo Credit: Lindsay Ward/KDKA)

A Washington County emergency official told KDKA the home was occupied when the fire started. Everyone inside was able to get out safely.

There is extensive damage at the scene and the home is gutted.

The fire marshal is investigating the exact cause.