Firefighters responded Thursday morning to a two-alarm fire in Rancho Santa Fe.
The fire, in a home on the 16000 block of Mimosa Place, started in the home's garage and spread to the attic just before 7 a.m., according to authorities with the North Comm Fire Department.
The home's four residents were evacuating the home as firefighters arrived to the scene. At that point, the fire was classified as a "working fire."
Heavy smoke was visible from the roof of the large home, surrounded by palm trees. Aerial images showed firefighters sawing holes in the roof to let smoke out.
A fire official said this fire was particularly difficult to fight due to the home's heavy timber roof.
None of the home's four residents were injured in the fire, but their pet dog did not survive. They were, however, able to save their pet cat.
California Highway Patrol authorities closed down Mimosa Place from Linea Del Cielo to La Granada, according to Rancho Santa Fe Fire officials.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Authorities said the damage of the fire is estimated at $800,000.
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