Austin firefighters prepare to enter a home in southeast Austin as smoke surrounds them. Firefighters arrived on scene at roughtly 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning to find smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com
Austin firefighters prepare to enter a home in southeast Austin as smoke surrounds them. Firefighters arrived on scene at roughtly 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning to find smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Fire damages SE Austin home Saturday

Published 6:00pm Saturday, February 15, 2014

Two men, cat, dog escape home with no injuries, cause unknown

No one was injured in a house fire at the 900 block of Ninth Avenue SE Saturday morning.

Fire Chief James McCoy said firefighters were called to the scene about 10 a.m. to find a second-floor fire at the home. Two adults, a dog and a cat were already evacuated with no injuries, according to McCoy.

Firefighters put out the flames by 10:40 a.m. They had to throw clothes and other items outside to keep flames from spreading upstairs.

McCoy said it’s unknown what caused the fire or the extent of the damage to the home. The state fire marshal’s department was on scene to investigate the fire by early Saturday afternoon.


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