Saturday afternoon fire labeled suspicious

Austin firefighters enter a home at 207 First Avenue SW late Saturday afternoon. They were responding to a fire in the basement area. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Austin firefighters enter a home at 207 First Avenue SW late Saturday afternoon. They were responding to a fire in the basement area. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

The cause of a late-afternoon fire Saturday is being labeled as suspicious by the Austin Fire Department and remains under investigation.

Austin firefighters responded to 207 First Avenue SW at around 4:50 p.m. where flames and smoke were reported. Firefighters found a small fire in the basement and quickly put it out.

There was minor damage to the house, but is still livable.

First Avenue was closed for a time from Fourth Street SW to First Avenue SW as firefighters responded.

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