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Home fire in South Austin kills family dog, owners OK

Home in South Austin burns from barbeque ashes. (Austin Fire Department/Twitter)

The Austin Fire Department responded to a house fire at around 1 a.m. Tuesday in South Austin. A dog was killed in the flames.

Two people were in the home, located at 10707 Arikara River Drive, at the time of the fire. Both jumped out of a second-floor window and were transported to the hospital, AFD said. They have since been released and are OK.

AFD determined that the fire was accidentally started from improperly disposed barbeque ashes. There was $340,000 in structural damage and $170,000 in content damage, AFD said.


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