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2 family pets die in East Side house fire

Neighbors say the family of three that lived there is staying with relatives

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SAN ANTONIO – A quick moving fire damaged an East Side home Friday afternoon.

San Antonio firefighters responded to a house fire on Sterling Drive, near MLK Drive and Interstate 10, just before noon.

SAFD said the fire started when a circuit shorted in the refrigerator. A nearby Christmas tree also caught fire and helped spread the flames.  

No one was home, but two dogs died. Neighbors say the family of three that lived there is staying with relatives.