2 Austinites without homes after 2 fires Wednesday


Two Austinites are without homes after two separate fires Wednesday, one in North Austin and another in Northeast Austin. 

Firefighters first responded to a house in the 1100 block of Quail Park Drive in North Austin, not far from Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane. The call came in at 12:52 p.m. By the time firefighters extinguished it, the fire had heavily damaged the home, Austin fire officials said. The fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage to the structure and $50,000 in damage to the contents. 

The person who was displaced will be staying with friends, Austin fire officials said. 

Later, firefighters responded to a duplex fire about 2 miles away in the 8500 block of Cameron Road around 3:56 p.m. That fire causes significant damage to the duplex, fire officials said. 

The apartment management is assisting the person who was displaced to find temporary housing, officials said. 

Austin fire officials are still investigating the causes of both fires.


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