A house fire in La Mesa killed a dog on Wednesday morning, according to officials.
Around 10:15 a.m. a Heartland Fire & Rescue crew was sent to a home on the 8400 block of Sunrise Avenue. Firefighters discovered a single occupancy home on the property ablaze. They then confined the fire from spreading to other areas in 10 minutes.
A dog was found in the home, and firefighters began performing CPR on the animal. They were unable to save the pitbull-mix breed.
The owner was not home during the incident, according to officials.
Damage to the home is estimated at $50,000 and investigators determined the cause to be a wall heater. No people were injured in the fire.