Man sustains critical burns in northwest Austin fire


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man has critical burns after a fire in northwest Austin on Sunday afternoon.

A tweet from the Austin Fire Department said it began at 8815 Black Oak St. around 12:45 p.m.

The area is south of State Highway 45 and east of U.S. Highway 183.

Austin-Travis County EMS said medics took the man to Dell Seton Medical Center for treatment. His injuries are not expected to be life threatening.

At last check, AFD said arson investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire.

The damage is estimated to cost $150,000 to the structure and $50,000 in content.

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