Early-morning Central Texas fire displaces 7, kills dog

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Authorities are looking for the cause of an early-morning fire Friday that displaced seven members of a Killeen family and killed their dog.

The two adults and five children in the home escaped safely after the fire broke out at around 2:30 a.m. Friday, but the dog, which was in a crate, could not.

The front of the house was engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived.

Officials said the home is a total loss.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents.

Parts of Rancier Street and Cloud Street were closed to traffic while firefighters battled the flames.