Lubbock firefighters responded to a two alarm fire in the 4600 block of 11th Street just before nine Saturday morning. It took about two hours for crews to put out the blaze.
The homeowners noticed smoke, and did manage to escape safely with their pets. A firefighter suffered a minor injury and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Lubbock Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Loveless said, "We made a defensive attack on the outside, and that is why it took a long time than normal, but they are very good at what they do. They are not going to risk any more than they have too.''
The Salvation Army and American Red Cross were also at the scene assisting firefighters and the homeowners.