Dog, cat die in early morning south Austin house fire


AUSTIN (KXAN) – A cat and a dog are dead after an overnight fire in a South Austin home, Austin Fire Department officials say.

AFD responded to the fire after 3:20 a.m. on the 5800 block of South 1st St. near W. Stassney Lane. AFD says the fire was caused by an electrical shortage inside the home.

Officials say the fire did cause significant damage estimated at $125,000 dollars, but the residents got out safely with no injuries.

Austin Fire says Red Cross is assisting the residents.

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