The Los Alamos Fire Department knocked down a fire burning in a house at 431 Pruitt in White Rock Friday evening.
The owners were not at home when the fire broke out, Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider said at the scene.
Neighbors called the fire department about 7:45 p.m. to report the blaze that apparently originated in a bedroom of the home.
Smoke was pouring from the structure, but firefighters have been able to rescue four dogs and several cats from the residence, and bring the fire under control.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
It's been a busy day for firefighters who were called at 1:35 p.m. Friday to a house fire on Rim Road.