NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

A fire destroyed a North Lauderdale home on Sunday, and killed a family cat.

The fire sparked at a home in the 6300 block of SW 8th St. in North Lauderdale.

No one was home when the fire started, but the family cat died in the blaze.

Two children playing basketball outside saw smoke coming from the house and called for help.

Investigators are still working to find out how the fire started.