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.

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(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.

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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.

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