2 dogs die after fire destroys Jefferson County home

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Two dogs were killed and a home was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Sunday, West Metro Fire Rescue said.

The fire broke out about 4:30 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Quail Way, near West Bowles Avenue and South Simms Street.

The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The fire started on the back side of the house, officials said.

Everyone inside the home was able to get out without suffering any injuries, but two dogs that were reported missing died.

Homes on both sides suffered minor to moderate damage, officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.