Investigators looking into cause of NW Austin house fire


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin fire crews are trying to figure out what started a house fire in northwest Austin.

It started at about 11 a.m. in the 9600 block of Petite Cove I near Spicewood Springs Road.

The Austin Fire Department said when they got there, they could see heavy flames coming from a two-story house.

Crews faced some problems, including low water pressure and a broken water hydrant, but were able to stop the fire from spreading to other homes.

The Red Cross is helping the homeowner.

Investigators estimated the damage caused by the fire to be about $700,000. A cause is still undetermined, AFD said.

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