Fire rips through home, killing pet owner's beloved animals in SE Harris Co.

HARRIS COUNTY, TX (KTRK) -- Several animals are dead after a house fire in southeast Harris County.

Firefighters just put the fire out on a home on Corkwood.

RAW VIDEO: Flames engulf home in southeast Harris Co.
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Raw video shows the scene of a major fire in southeast Harris Co.

The fire began around 3am, and you can tell by the damage that the home is a complete loss at this point.

The homeowners were thankfully not at home when the fire broke out, but we are sad to report that several small animals do not appear to have survived.

VIDEO: Jeff Ehling reports from the scene of the fire
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Jeff Ehling reports from scene of major fire in southeast Harris Co.

Firefighters tell us by the time they arrived, there was nothing they could do to save the animals.

The flames became so intense that volunteer firefighters decided to call HFD for backup.

You can see the heavy trucks that arrived to help put out the blaze.

The homeowner is understandably distraught after losing not just her home but her beloved pets.

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