A late night fire tore through a two-story home in Cape May County.
Initial calls for the blaze on the 500 block of Route 50 in Petersburg came in around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
Crews from Dennis Township, Marmora, Tuckahoe, Belleplain, Seaview, Ocean City and Oceanville all responded to the fire.
An NBC 40 reporter on the scene confirmed that heavy smoke and flames was seen coming from several windows on the second floor.
According to officials, a 60-year-old woman and a six-year-old child were in the home at the time of the fire and were woken up by their fire alarms at made it out of the house. They were treated on scene and released to family members
A dog and two cats did not survive.
It took several hours for firefighters to extinguish the blaze.
The incident also forced authorities to shut down parts of Route 610 near Route 50.
It's believed that the home owners did not suffer any injuries, although that information has not yet been confirmed by fire officials.
Authorities also have not said what may have caused the fire, which remains under investigation.
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