Firefighters respond to fire at south Austin department store

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin firefighters are working to figure out what started a fire in a trash compactor at Burlington in south Austin on Saturday.

The fire department got the call to respond to the fire that started in a trash compactor that is attached to the building at 6715 South Interstate 35 just after 8:30 p.m. The department store is just east of I-35 near William Cannon. 

The cause of the fire can’t be determined yet because it’s possible that the trash had been smoldering in the compactor for some time, a spokesperson with the department said. 

Everyone was evacuated from the store because of a significant amount of smoke that made its way into the building, but no injuries were reported.

The store’s air quality has to be restored before it can reopen. 

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