Elderly man pulled out of Manchaca house fire dies

Travis County

(KXAN/Julie Karam)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 70-year-old man was pulled out of a house fire Monday morning in the 400 block of Bear Canyon Drive in Manchaca. He later died, officials said.

(KXAN/Julie Karam)

Travis County ESD 5 Public Information Officer Chris Barron said the fire started around 8:30 a.m. in a common area of the home, and then spread throughout the house via the attic. He said crews performed CPR on the man, but he died. No one else was hurt.

The fire is under control, Barron said.

Manchaca Fire, Austin Fire and ATCEMS all responded to the scene.

The cause is under investigation.

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