WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Some pets are unaccounted for after a house fire Saturday morning.
According to Wichita Falls Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Eddie Mawson at 2:42 a.m., firefighters responded to the 1800 block of McGregor Avenue for a structure fire. They found heavy fire and smoke coming from a two-story home and called for a second alarm.
Three people and one dog escaped the burning home. Two adults were treated for minor injuries at the hospital. Several small animals, including three dogs, a raccoon, and a wildcat were believed to have perished. But the raccoon escaped. The house is considered a complete loss and is valued at $40,000. The cause is under investigation.
The fire marshal originally said the raccoon possibly perished in the blaze. The American Red Cross was called to assist. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest information. This story was updated to include new information.