Improperly stored lawnmower likely starts shed fire, destroys car in north Austin


Burned shed in north Austin (Photo courtesy Austin Fire Department)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A fire in north Austin Sunday destroyed a shed and damaged a car all because of where the owner stored his lawnmower, fire investigators say.

According to the Austin Fire Department, the fire occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Stobaugh Street near the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard.

Firefighters say the fire was caused because a heat source, in this case, the owner’s lawnmower, was stored too close to combustibles.

The fire was quickly contained and no one was hurt.

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