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Cats, otters and cockatiels, oh my! ​Austin Fire Department responds to 'smoke-alarm' bird and more animal antics​

Sunny the cockatiel served as a stand-in smoke alarm when part of his owner's South Austin house caught on fire. (AFD/Facebook)

From a smoke-alarm sounding cockatiel to a backstroking otter, the Austin Fire Department has been busy protecting its furriest residents in the past few months.

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UPDATE: Evacuations lifted as Bastrop fire hits 70% containment

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All evacuated residents have been let back into their homes, while the 813-acre fire that sparked Tuesday at Bastrop State Park has been contained up to 70%. As of Wednesday afternoon, officials are saying there is "no threat" of fire breaching the containment line around it.

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H-E-B closes all Central Texas stores amid storm emergency
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H-E-B will not open any of its Central Texas locations on Monday due to the winter weather, according to a text alert to local employees.

"Partner if you are at home please stay home," the text reads. "If you are on the road to your store, please turn around safely and go home."

The San Antonio grocer later confirmed the closures in a press release. On Tuesday, Central Texas stores are expected to be open from noon to 5 p.m.

"At any time, store hours could be adjusted according to local conditions," the release reads.

This story has been updated to include confirmation from H-E-B and Tuesday's operating hours.