Family loses dog in mobile home fire

Mobile home damaged in fire. (Juan Salinas/KXAN News)
Mobile home damaged in fire. (Juan Salinas/KXAN News)

Firefighters in East Travis County had to tackle a mobile home fire on Monday afternoon and the closest fire hydrant was nearly one mile away.

The fire started around 3:25 p.m. in the 9500 block of Hergotz Lane.

According to Fire Chief Ken Bailey with Emergency Services District #11, when firefighters arrived they had to use water from their water tanks because there wasn’t a fire hydrant nearby.

“We can’t say that hampered the fire fighting because the fire trucks that initially responded were able to knock it out fairly quickly,” said Bailey.

Two adults and five children were able to get out safely but one dog did die. One adult was treated at the scene for a minor injury.

While the fire was contained to one side of the home, the rest of the structure sustained water and smoke damage. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

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