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Person pulled from 2nd fire in 2 days at structure on S Congress Ave

AUSTIN, TX – An abandoned building in South Austin caught on fire this evening for the second time in two days, leading to one person being seriously injured.

According to KXAN and the Austin Fire Department, the incident occurred at 8530 S Congress Avenue at about 5:40 p.m.

One person was pulled from the fire, then taken to the hospital with possibly serious wounds. Their identity was not immediately released.

Authorities have not yet released the cause of the fire.

At about 8:15 p.m. Thursday, AFD responded to a trash fire at the same building. Luckily, nobody was hurt as a result of that incident.

People experiencing homelessness may be staying inside the structure, according to authorities.

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Smoke inhalation injuries reported in Williamson County house fire

TAYLOR, TX (WILLIAMSON COUNTY) – A man was injured when his home in Williamson County caught fire last night, according to KXAN.

The fire broke out at a home in Taylor, located east of Hutto, in the 500 block of W Rio Grande at about 7:15 p.m.

A resident of the home was taken to a local Williamson County hospital for the treatment of smoke inhalation injuries.

No others were reported as hurt.

Firefighters from Taylor and Hutto were able to put out the blaze nearly two hours later, at about 9 p.m.

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Child and two adults injured in structure fire near Mopac Expwy

AUSTIN, TX – A child and two adults were injured early this morning in a structure fire near the Mopac Expressway Service Road, according to a tweet by the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The crash was reported by ATCEMS at 3 a.m. and happened in the 8100 block of the N Mopac Expy S service road.

A child and two adults were taken to Dell Seton and Dell Children’s for the treatment of injuries deemed to be potentially serious.

ATCEMS did not publicly identify the victims or state the cause of the accident.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin burn injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.