AUSTIN (KXAN) — A woman died in a house fire Friday morning in north Austin, the Austin Fire Department said.
AFD tweeted about the deadly fire at 4:13 a.m. and said it was at a home on Little Fatima Lane. That’s east of Interstate 35 between Yager and Parmer lanes.
Fire officials on scene said a neighbor called the fire in around 3:30 a.m. and crews were at the home five minutes later to find “heavy” fire across the front of the house.
Firefighters tried to go through the front door of the home, but ended up going into second-story windows to search for people inside. They found a woman inside and were able to get her out of the house for medics to treat her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The fire originated in the garage but the cause will remain undetermined, AFD said.
The fire department estimates the fire caused $250,000 structural damage and $10,000 for a vehicle at the home.
That was the second fire of the morning AFD responded to. About 15 minutes before the house fire, crews were dispatched to a gas station and convenience store in southeast Austin.
That fire started outside the store and fire officials said it was likely a trash fire. The fire spread to the second floor of the store, but no one was in the store at the time and no injuries were reported.