The family was unharmed but a Tuesday morning fire at a Long Beach home claimed the life of one of their pet dogs, officials said.
The Long Beach Fire Department was called at 11:15 a.m. to the home in the 400 block of Harding Street in Long Beach, where they found heasvy smoke coming from the kitchen area.
"Residents were not home at the time, however, two small dogs were inside when the fire broke out, a department e-mailed press statement said. "Unfortunately, paramedics were successful in reviving only one."
The family was unable to live in the home due to fire and smoke damage until repairs are made, an the investigation will continue to learn what started the fire, officials said.