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Man injured after setting house in North Loop area on fire, AFD says

AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Fire Department says that a man deliberately set a home in the North Loop area on fire yesterday morning and was injured as a result.


The incident occurred at 5214 Avenue H, near E 52nd Street and E 53rd Street at 7:29 a.m., when a man allegedly set a single-family home ablaze.

The man was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation injuries.

Authorities determined he deliberately set the home on fire, causing $275,000 worth of damage to the structure and $10,000 to the contents of the home. The house was determined to be a total loss.

The victim will be taken to jail after his release from the hospital.

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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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Person hospitalized after being trapped in burning vehicle on I-35

AUSTIN, TX – One person was taken to the hospital after being pulled from a burning vehicle involved in a multi-vehicle crash on I-35 early this morning, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.


The accident happened in the 10900 block of southbound I-35 N at 1:48 a.m. According to initial reports, multiple vehicles, including a semi-truck, were involved in the accident.

One person was pulled from the wreckage of a burning vehicle by bystanders at the scene. The victim was taken to Dell Seton with potentially serious injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening.

The identity of the victim and the cause of the crash are not available at this time.

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Dog dead, elderly woman in hospital after house fire on Richmond Ave

AUSTIN, TX – An elderly woman was injured and her dog was killed during a house fire on Richmond Avenue last night, according to KXAN.

The fire happened in the 4500 block of Richmond Avenue, near Manchaca Road and Highway 290, at about 9 p.m.

A neighbor helped rescue the victim from the structure. She was then taken to the hospital with critical injuries that were possibly life-threatening.

The victim’s dog died in the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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Freezing conditions impact apartment fire response

AUSTIN, TX – Firefighters had to battle freezing conditions in addition to the flames when they responded to an apartment fire on Brodie Lane yesterday.

KXAN reports that Austin Fire responded to a fire at 6607 Brodie Lane shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning. While they successfully prevented the flames from leaping to other buildings, their attempts to put out the blaze was hampered by frozen pipes and hydrants.

The icy and impassable roads caused by the snowstorm also presented logistical challenges. Residents from 20 units had been displaced as a result of the fire, and the suspension of Capital Metro service left AFD unsure of where to transport them.

This was one of the three structure fires linked to fireplace usage that AFD responded to yesterday.

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Person suffers life-threatening burn injuries in E Austin structure fire

AUSTIN, TX – A fire in east Austin yesterday afternoon led to one person suffering critical burn injuries, according to a tweet by the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The structure fire broke out at 4:36 p.m. in the 5000 block of Blue Bluff Road, located just north of the Bud Dryden Airport.

An unidentified adult was taken to Dell Seton for the treatment of severe, life-threatening burns.

While ATCEMS did not immediately disclose the cause of the fire, they stated that EMS units remained on the scene to assist with firefighting efforts.

No further information is available at this time.

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One dead after fire consumes vehicle near Austin-Bergstrom Airport

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed in a fire that completely consumed a car near Austin-Bergstrom Airport late last night, according to a tweet by the Austin-Travis County EMS.

 

The accident happened at the intersection of Burleson Rd and S US-183, west of the airport, just after 10 p.m.

Austin Police and Fire officials discovered one person dead at the scene, where a vehicle was discovered completely engulfed in a car fire.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

Authorities warned travelers in the area of heavy traffic delays and road closures as investigators worked on the case.

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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.

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Woman found dead after South Austin apartment fire

AUSTIN, TX – Officials with the Austin Fire Department discovered a woman had been killed as the result of an apartment fire Monday morning.

According to KVUE, the fire was reported by a neighbor at the apartment complex at 1304 Mariposa Drive at about 8:12 a.m. Police say other neighbors forced their way into the apartment. However, it was too hot and smokey to safely navigate or rescue the occupant.

The fire was extinguished shortly after AFD arrived at the scene. Unfortunately, they discovered the woman had already been dead by that time.

The victim is said to be an elderly woman in her 70s. Her identity is being withheld at this time. Details regarding the cause of the fire remain under investigation.

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