TWILIGHT star Ashley Greene’s dog died when her apartment went up in flames Saturday night.

A candle set fire to the blaze while she, her brother and boyfriend - believed to be actor Ryan Philippe - were asleep in the second storey pad.

They were evacuated and the firefighters then attempted to get back into the burning apartment to rescue the star’s two fox terrier dogs Marlo and Theo. One of them was found dead under a bed while a second was treated for injuries sustained. TMZ has obtained pictures of the actress, who played Alice Cullen in the hit film franchise, cradling her dead dog’s remains.

Los Angeles Fire Department Inspector Johnson told RadarOnline: “We made an aggressive fire attack. Our team saw smoke and fire coming from the third floor. “We have reports of two patrons that were burned, so they were treated by the paramedics and sent to the hospital.”

Three people living in the apartment block were injured but refused to go to hospital. It was recently reported that Ashley is dating Ryan after the pair were spotted leaving LA club Vignette Lounge together.

The 26-year-old actress - who has previously dated Joe Jonas and Chace Crawford – previously admitted she struggles to find a relationship because of the nature of the industry, and sometimes thinks moving back to Florida would be her best option.

She said: “Dating is a hard, hard thing when you have this job. “Sometimes I wish I could just go back to Florida and, like, date my home-town boyfriend.” Ashley will next be seen in CBGB, about the legendary New York club of the same name.

–The Sun