EAST BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (WHDH) - Three dogs died in a fast-moving fire that ripped through a home in East Bridgewater early Tuesday morning, officials said.

Fire Chief Timothy Harhen in a statement said crews responding to a reported fire on Whitman Street around 1 a.m. found heavy fire in an attached garage that spread into the house itself.

Harhen said firefighters searched the house for people inside and found none, later learning two residents were at work when the fire broke out.

Part of the structure collapsed, according to Harhen, after flames burned into the roof. 

The cause of the fire remained under investigation as of Tuesday morning.

Harhen said the home was a total loss after the fire, adding that the American Red Cross is assisting displaced residents. 

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