BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The St. George Fire Department responded to a house fire on Friday, Dec. 2.

Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire on Brookfield Avenue around 12:30 p.m. and found smoke coming from the home. The fire was placed under control within 15 minutes.

The homeowners arrived after the fire was put out and said their two dogs were still inside. The fire department says they found the dogs dead inside the home.

Fire investigators were called to investigate and ruled the cause of the fire to be accidental.