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.
From -AFD -1Alarm /BOX -Structure Fire | RAP -00-0903 @5214 Avenue H , AUSTIN | XStreets:E 52ND ST/E 53RD ST Time:07:29:59 Inc#21051531 AFD on scene of a single family structure that had moderate fire involvement on arrival. Fire under control. One occupant with smoke inhalation. pic.twitter.com/5zBl7eIit5
— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) March 27, 2021
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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