Two family dogs were killed in a fire that engulfed an Oceanside home early Saturday morning, officials confirmed.
The Oceanside Fire Department said crews were called to a house fire in the 4400-block of Pebble Beach Drive at 5:40 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters could see large amounts of heavy fire and smoke coming from the back of the residence.
Officials said the residents of the home had been able to safely evacuate and were found uninjured in front of the house.
There were seven family dogs inside the home. Firefighters were able to rescue five of those pets but two of the dogs were not found in time and died in the fire, officials said.
The surviving dogs were reunited with the family.
A total of 30 firefighters and emergency personnel were called to battle the blaze, including five engines, two trucks, one medic unit, a fire investigator and three battalion chiefs.
The fire was knocked out within 30 minutes.
The Oceanside Fire Department said the blaze was difficult to locate because it extended into an attic space. This also made it challenging for crews to stop the fire from spreading into other parts of the home.
Officials said the home sustained heavy damage throughout, with the exception of the garage. Everything inside the home was heavily damaged and destroyed, officials said, and the structure is considered a total loss.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No firefighters were injured. The Oceanside Police Department provided this photograph of the scene Saturday, which shows the challenging blaze: