A split level home at 5411 Delematre Road was fully engulfed with flames at about 10:30 a.m. today.
Witnesses said they saw smoke coming from the chimney before the blaze. Homeowner Edward Brown and his son Gregory were called to the scene shortly after and watched as firefighters tried to combat flames and smoke.
The family of three lost their 13-year-old dog "Lacey" in the fire. No one else was home at the time.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Read the complete story in Thursday's Register.