Residential fire under investigation; Damage estimated at $40K

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The state fire marshal is investigating an Austin house fire that caused an estimated $40,000 in damage over the weekend.

According to Austin Fire Chief Jim McCoy, firefighters responded to a call of a fire at 2010 Fifth Ave. NE at 12:50 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they saw smoke and flames coming from a second story window at the back of the house.

Nobody was home at the time and no injuries were reported.

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The American Red Cross is helping the family of eight that resided at the house.

A tarp covers the back of the home. Jason Schoonover/