Austin (KXAN) - The Austin Fire Department battled a heavy fire in a single family home in West Austin Sunday.
AFD said the call came in around 5:45 p.m. for a home in the 6700 block of Ladera Norte at North Cat Mountain.
The fire then spread to a neighboring house.
Fire investigators said the fire was accidental and originated on the back deck. They believe it was either an improperly discarded cigarette or an electrical malfunction, but due to extensive damage, the exact cause could not be determined.
The fire caused $465,000 in damages to the home where the fire started, displacing six people. The blaze caused $60,000 in damages at the neighboring home and displaced two people.
One dog was killed in the fire and another was missing.
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