Four dogs die in Southeast Austin house fire

House fire (Daniel Guerrero/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Fire forced seven people from their Southeast Austin home early Thursday morning. They survived, but four dogs died in the blaze.

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It broke out around 2 a.m. in the community at 1601 East Slaughter Lane. Investigators believe the fire started in the utility space behind the washer and dryer.

The people who were staying in the home are now with neighbors for now and getting help from the American Red Cross of Central Texas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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