Several animals died in an early morning fire in the 6000 block of Audrain Road 217 in Centralia today.
Little Dixie Fire Protection District reports upon arrival the home was halfway involved in fire.
The owner of the home had left the residence to take her husband to work in Mexico when the fire began.
A space heater in the living room is being examined as the cause of the blaze.
Crew were on scene for around 4 hours.