Lightning strike ignites attic fire in NW Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — As scattered storms rolled through parts of Central Texas, Austin fire crews attacked a house fire in Northwest Austin Sunday afternoon, said the Austin Fire Department.

It happened just after 3:30 p.m. in the 8900 block of Black Oak Street, near Anderson Mill Road and Parmer Lane.

AFD said a lightning strike started the fire in the attic.  Crews had the fire knocked down in less than 20 minutes.KXAN has a crew at the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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