WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita Falls fire investigators believe a dog may have caused a structure fire on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

Assistant fire marshal Eddie Mawson said at around 8:15 a.m., nine units of firefighters responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Devonshire Drive.

Mawson said upon arrival, crews could see smoke coming from the roof vents and eaves.

Once inside the home, crews found the fire in the kitchen, despite the reportedly heavy smoke conditions.

Officials with WFFD revealed there was approximately $30,000 in damages to the home and $5,000 in contents loss.

While there was no one home at the time of the fire, four dogs were found in the home, and three of them were revived by the firemen.

Additionally, no injuries were reported, but the homeowner’s two pet rats perished in the fire.

The fire was started at the stove burner that was possibly turned on by one of the dogs, according to Mawson.

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