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Man, dogs escape from house fire in Williamson Co.

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A man was able to escape a fire at his Williamson County home Wednesday morning, and a piece of furniture may be to blame for sparking it all.

The homeowner, Dr. Francisco Mayorquin, says the fire started in his electronic reclining sofa inside the home on Yearling Way around 7:20 a.m.

Mayorquin was able to find his two dogs and get outside safely.

"I tried to put the fire out with blankets, the dogs actually have their big water bowls. I grabbed it, went downstairs, ran back up, threw water on it, it didn't stop it. I grabbed the fire extinguisher. By the time I actually went down and up the second time, it was just too late, couldn't even breathe," he said.

His wife and daughter were not home at the time of the fire.

"The whole backside of the house on the second floor was on fire when the first units arrived," said Williamson County firefighter Jay Bonson.

The blaze destroyed most of the house, including a brand new truck, and this is actually the second time the family has lost everything to disaster.

"Yeah, this house was flooded in 2010," Mayorquin said.

For now, the family may stay with relatives nearby.

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