House damaged by fire over the weekend

Published 6:43 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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A home located in northwest Austin was damaged by fire over the weekend.

The blaze, located at a home in the 1200 block of Second Avenue NW, came in around 6:10 p.m. Saturday night and caused around $25,000 in damage.

According to Fire Chief Jim McCoy, flames were visible when firefighters arrived and the occupants were out of the house.

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The State Fire Marshal investigated the fire and determined the cause to be charging batteries for a drone. Fire and smoke damage was confined to one room of the house but did not result in a total loss of the home.

There were no injuries.

Car fire

A car was lost to fire Monday morning at a home in the 600 block of 10th Street NE.

Firefighters were dispatched at around 8 a.m. for a vehicle on fire after the owner tried to start the vehicle located in front of a garage.

The engine compartment was in flames when firefighters arrived, though it was contained to the vehicle and did not damage the structure.

There were no injuries.