Fire ‘destroyed everything inside’ Austin-based publisher, record label Raw Paw, company says 


Austin-based media company and record label Raw Paw says its studio was heavily damaged and most of its contents destroyed by a fire Tuesday. 

The fire at 4004 Reeders Dr. happened sometime between 1 and 6 a.m., the company said. 

On its Instagram account, Raw Paw said the fire “destroyed everything inside the house including countless pieces of artwork, printing equipment, supplies, books, records, merchandise and more.” 

Evidence suggests the fire was intentionally set, and the Travis County Fire Marshal’s office is investigating it as arson, said Travis County emergency services spokeswoman Helena Wright. Investigators estimate the fire caused about $100,000 in damage.

Company officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

“All we can say is we don’t know who committed this evil attack on us and there is an investigation underway that we are praying will illuminate this soon,” Raw Paw said in an Indigogo page to collect funds

No one was injured and the fire did not affect any other building, Raw Paw said. Raw Paw did not have insurance at the time of the fire. 

“It is hard to describe everything we have lost in the five years we lived and worked in that house,” Raw Paw said in the Indigogo page. “Kyle Carter, or CogDut, lost almost all of his artwork and screen prints he has made since becoming an artist.” Other artwork being stored in the studio was also destroyed, the company said. 

The company has asked anyone with information about the fire to contact the Travis County Fire Marshal’s office at 512-854-4621. 


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