On Saturday afternoon a garage fire occurred near 70th and Old Cheney street in the Edenton South neighborhood.

Officials say the fire began in the garage and worked its way up to the second floor directly above it. 

The house will be inhospitable for the time being.

Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the fire.

Two family dogs and one cat were able to escape the fire in time and are in stable condition.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.