UPDATE:AFD responds to housefire in NW Austin

Published 4:16 pm Monday, June 5, 2023

Austin firefighters were on scene at a northwest Austin residence Monday afternoon for a house fire.

Firefighters responded to an all-shifts call at around 2:20 p.m. Monday for a possible house fire in the 700 block of 10th Avenue NW.

When firefighters arrived, smoke was seen coming out of the roof of the two-story building home with the occasional flame visible coming out of a vent on the east-facing side of the roof.

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According to Fire Chief Jim McCoy, the fire damage was contained to the attic area, but both the first and second floors sustained water damage.

Neither occupants were home at the time of the blaze. They are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.

Cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The State Fire Marshal will be on scene investigating Tuesday.

No damage estimate has been given at this time.

Mapleview and Brownsdale fire departments also responded for mutual aid.