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Cause of devastating house fire near Buffalo Gap revealed

Buffalo Gap family burned out of their home

BUFFALO GAP, Texas - Fire investigators say a devastating house fire near Buffalo Gap ignited in a nearby shed because of electrical problems.

Firefighters from several departments fought a fire at a home on County Road 336 Thursday night.

The fire started in a nearby shed about 6:45 p.m., spread to a garage, and then to the house.  Three people and seven dogs were in the house when the fire started.  All got out safely.

The house has extensive smoke, fire, and water damage.

Crews from the View, Buffalo Gap, Potosi, ECCA, and Jim Ned volunteer fire departments fought the fire.

As of 10 p.m. Thursday, crews were still on the scene watching for hot spots.

The Taylor County sheriff's department will be investigating the cause.

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