1 injured in south Austin industrial-area fire that caused power outage

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AFD says there's an arson investigator on scene after a fire in an industrial area on St. Elmo Road on Thursday. (AFD photo)

AFD says there’s an arson investigator on scene after a fire in an industrial area on St. Elmo Road on Thursday. (AFD photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Fire Department said it has an arson investigator on the scene after a fire Thursday morning in south Austin. Austin Energy said that fire was the cause of an outage that affected 3,000 people.

AFD tweeted about the fire at 5:45 a.m. Thursday and said it was at an industrial area at 600 E. St. Elmo Road. That’s near the road’s intersection with Terry-O Lane and the address for Austin American Awning Company.

  • Austin Energy says a fire on E. St. Elmo Road caused a 3,000-customer outage June 17, 2021 (Austin Energy Photo)
  • AFD says there's an arson investigator on scene after a fire in an industrial area on St. Elmo Road on Thursday. (AFD photo)
  • AFD says there's an arson investigator on scene after a fire in an industrial area on St. Elmo Road on Thursday (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • AFD says there's an arson investigator on scene after a fire in an industrial area on St. Elmo Road on Thursday (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • AFD says there's an arson investigator on scene after a fire in an industrial area on St. Elmo Road on Thursday. (AFD photo)
  • Austin Energy says a fire on E. St. Elmo Road caused a 3,000-customer outage June 17, 2021 (Austin Energy Photo)
  • Austin Energy says a fire on E. St. Elmo Road caused a 3,000-customer outage June 17, 2021 (Austin Energy Photo)

One person was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, and AFD was able to put the fire out before it spread from behind one of the buildings. AFD said the arson investigator is trying to determine the cause of the fire.

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