Couple, pets escape Glendale house fire; home destroyed

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Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday. By Catherine Holland

GLENDALE -- Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that tore through a home, gutting it Monday.

Firefighters were called out to 49th and Peoria avenues shortly before 1 a.m.

The couple who lived in the home with their pets were safely outside by the time crews arrived on the scene. One woman suffered some minor smoke inhalation, but she's expected to be fine. No other injuries were reported.

From outside the house, very little damage was visible. Inside, however, is another story. Flames apparently spread from the attic space down through the rest of the house.

Firefighters believe the home, which was built in the 1970s, is a total loss.

Cleanup crews and investigators are on the scene. It's not yet known what sparked the fire.

The Red Cross is helping the couple who lived in the home.