CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) – One person, a cat and a dog died following a house fire in Citrus Heights on Wednesday morning, say firefighters.

Around 4:30 a.m., firefighters arrived at the home in the 7200 Block of Sunrise Boulevard and found that flames had spread throughout the two-story home.

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Crews fought the fire from outside of the home then went inside and found a body on the second floor, according to Sacramento Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Repetto.

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Firefighters are identifying the person who died only as an elderly woman. They did not find anyone else in the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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A nearby stretch of Sunrise Boulevard was partially closed due to firefighting operations.