Traffic was diverted Friday afternoon along part of a road north of Cumming after a house caught fire.
The blaze broke out about 3:30 p.m. at 2605 Bettis Tribble Gap Road, where the home sits at the end of a long gravel driveway.
While firefighters fought the blaze, authorities diverted traffic where Bettis Tribble Gap crosses Heatherwyn Way and Spot Road.
Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the homeowner made it out of the two-story house safely, though her dog was found dead upstairs.
Fire investigators arrived early in the effort to extinguish the flames.
"There's nothing to indicate that it's suspicious in nature, but the cause and origin is unknown at this point," Shivers said.
Firefighters stretched 1,000 feet of hose down the driveway from the nearest fire hydrant, which was on Bettis Tribble Gap.
Shivers said the structure of the home was destroyed, but some items inside may have been salvageable.