Fire destroyed a home in Port Sydney early Sunday

Occupants were alerted by working smoke alarms

Working smoke alarms alerted occupants of a home in Port Sydney to a fire early Sunday.

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays fire department said flames were visible through the roof when they got to the residence on South Mary Lake Road.

Image provided: Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department

Two family pets perished.

Crews remained on scene for five hours putting out hot spots.

Damage is estimated at $400,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Banner picture provided: Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department