Welding work might have caused 3-story condo fire in downtown Austin

Welding work might have caused 3-story condo fire in downtown Austin


NEWS FROM KXAN NEWSKATE:FIRST AT NOON BREAKING NEWS OUT OF CENTRAL AUSTIN.THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE FROM OUR AUSTONIAN CAM OF A 3-ALARM FIRE AT A CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX ON WEST LYNN NEAR 6TH STREET.WE WANT TO TAKE LIVE OUT TO KXAN’S CHRIS DAVIS WHO’S AT THE SCENE. CHRIS WHAT’S THE LATEST??CHRIS: AFD POSTED THESE IMAGES OF THE FIRE ON TWITTER.YOU CAN SEE SMOKE COMING FROM THE ROOF OF THE THREE STORY BUILDING. FIREFIGHTERS GOT THE CALL JUST BEFORE 11 THIS MORNING.THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE SHORTLY AFTER THE CALL – YOU COULD SEE THE THICK SMOKE RISING FROM SEVERAL MILES AWAY.AT ONE POINT – FLAMES SHOT THROUGH THE ROOF, BEFORE WATER FROM AFD LADDER TRUCKS HELPED KNOCK THE FIRE DOWN.THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANYONE HURT IN THIS FIRE.BUT EVEN THOUGH THEY’VE GOT IT UNDER CONTROL – AFD STILL HAS ALL OF WEST 6TH STREET SHUT DOWN TO TRAFFIC – SO YOU CANNOT GET TO MOPAC FROM THAT DIRECTION.

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