WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — One woman is hospitalized after an early Saturday morning structure fire that caused nearly $50,000 and killed three animals.
Wichita Falls Fire Department firefighters responded to a call at 1800 Cedar Avenue just after 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
Officials said heavy smoke poured out of the back of the structure, and as they arrived they saw four family members out front with two dogs.
The family members stated a woman was still inside the burning structure, so firefighters searched the structure for the 63-year-old woman. AMR assisted with medical treatments for the woman and transported her to the hospital for smoke inhalation treatment.
Firefighters also rescued a cat from the burning structure but three others died on the scene.
Red Cross arrived on the scene to assist the four family members.
Officials said a heat lamp installed in a doghouse caught fire and broke a window to the house and burned the home.
The fire caused about $48,000 in damages.