Fire swept through a single-story house Thursday on Marjorie Street in Dulac, destroying most of the residents’ belongings and killing some of their pets.

The Grand Caillou Fire Department responded to the blaze about 6:20 a.m., and about half a dozen firefighters extinguished it within 30 minutes, said Fire Capt. Hubert Boudreaux. The damage caused by the fire, which investigators believe started in the kitchen near the stove, resulted in a total loss of the wood-structure home.

Investigators couldn't determine the cause, Boudreaux said, but they believe it may have been an electrical issue.

No one was inside, and there were no reported injuries. The residents, Candice DeHart and Patrick Gros, had already left for their 5 a.m. shifts at a nearby factory when it broke out.

DeHart said a fellow employee told her he had seen fire trucks on her street, so she rushed back to check on the house, which had belonged to her great-grandmother. When she got there, firefighters had doused the flames, but almost everything — save for some items in their bedroom and bathroom — were destroyed.

“I grew up there,” DeHart said. “There was just so many memories and so much stuff lost in there that just can’t be replaced.”

Firefighters found the bodies of two of their cats but couldn't locate the third. They rescued both of their dogs, one of which remains in critical condition.

DeHart described each cat as different: Bev, the oldest, was loving, but “when she was done, she was done.” Eevee was a bit skittish at first but eventually warmed up and played with the others all night. And Princess was hyperactive, always jumping on people or scurrying across the bed.

One of their small dogs, a chihuahua named Snowball, remains in critical care. The other, a mixed-breed named Bear, escaped with minor burns.

For now, DeHart and Gros are living with his mom in Theriot while they look for somewhere else to stay.

Some people have donated clothes or other items to the couple, and DeHart said anyone who wants to help them can reach out to her on Facebook.

 -- Staff Writer Natalie Schwartz can be reached at 857-2205 or nschwartz@houmatoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @nmschwartz23.