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Fire Destroys Home In Centerville

CENTERVILLE (KDKA) -- A family is safe but their pet has died following a fire at a home this morning in Washington County.

According to emergency officials, flames engulfed the home on Low Hill Road off of Old National Pike around 6 a.m. in Centerville.

Officials at the scene say a husband, wife and two little girls were able to escape to safety before firefighters arrived; however, their family dog was killed in the blaze.

Firefighters say flames spread through the home in less than 10 minutes because of the way it was built.

So far, there is no word on the cause, but it's not believed to be suspicious. Officials say it may have started on first floor.

Firefighters used a defensive attack to limit damage to a neighboring home, but there was still external damage.

Once the fire marshal finished the investigation, a construction company tore down what was left of home to prevent injuries to others.

The family lost everything and does not have insurance. The Red Cross is now assisting them.

NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene, showing the burned-out home in ruins:

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