Family pet dies in house fire caused by space heater

Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 14:25:00-05

A family of four has been displaced and a pet dog has died in a house fire in Copperas Cove, the fire department said. 

Another dog is being treated at the vet but is doing well. 

The fire happened in the 2300 block of Terrace Drive on around 12:22 p.m. Thursday. Fire officials said it was caused by a space heater.

Fire and smoke were primarily in the garage. Smoke was the main cause of damage. 

The homeowner was not at home when the fire broke out and arrived at the scene just before 1 p.m.

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