House fire in central Austin causes $200K in damage, kills two cats


Austin fire crews say two cats perished in a fire Tuesday night. (Austin Fire)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin fire crews say two cats died in a house fire in central Austin Tuesday night.

Crews were called to the home on East 52nd Street near Avenue G just before 10 p.m. That’s east of North Lamar Boulevard and the UT intramural fields.

AFD was able to quickly put the fire out, but efforts to resuscitate the cats were unsuccessful.

AFD says the fire caused $200,000 in damage. The cats were the only ones inside at the time.

The home’s owner has been notified, AFD said, and it is investigating the cause of the fire.

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