A house just south of Covington was destroyed by fire Saturday night, according to St. Tammany Fire District 12.

Firefighters arrived at 69099 Riverbend Drive a few minutes past midnight to find the three-story structure engulfed in flames. Crews worked to protect the structures on either side of the burning house.

The owners of the property were away at the time of the fire and were not injured, but their four dogs perished.

Firefighters had the scene under control at 12:56 a.m.