WICHITA, Kan. -

Three dogs and two snakes perished in a house fire in South Wichita.

It happened about 11:30 Wednesday morning in the 800 block of South Crestway.

Fire investigators said the fire created heavy smoke from a back storage room.

No one was home when the fire broke out. Damage was estimated at $75,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Wichita firefighters are on the scene house in the 800 block of S. Crestway.

911 dispatchers said crews had to fight the defensively due to downed power line.

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene.

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