Officials say that three people and a dog are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide. Crews were called to the scene of a house fire in the 1400 block of Village Road in Strasburg Township around 3 a.m.
A passerby says that he noticed flames from the garage behind the home and stopped, banged on the door but no one answered.
Fire officials say that during the initial search of the home firefighters found three bodies locked in a back bedroom. Officials say that all three were dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
State Police are investigating and the scene is being treated as a murder investigation.
Police say that the father was at work at the time and came home when firefighters were battling the fire.