LEECHBURG (KDKA) — An early morning fire destroyed a home in Leechburg and killed a family pet.

The fire broke out sometime after 5:30 a.m. on South Gosser Hill Road after the homeowners left for work.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

According to emergency officials, the home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Fire officials say it may have started in the kitchen or front living room.

No one was injured; however, the family’s dog was killed.

“It was bad; it was really bad. I watched it burn. It was horrible,” one neighbor said. “I was just hoping that everybody was okay.”

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

Officials say the home is a total loss.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.