Overnight house fire causes $100K damage, leaves 1 displaced


AUSTIN (KXAN) — One person was displaced Wednesday morning after an overnight house fire in northwest Austin, according to the Austin Fire Department. 

The fire was reported around midnight at a home at 5804 Tributary Ridge Drive. Everyone was able to make it out safely before firefighters arrived.

By 2 a.m. officials had the fire knocked out. They said the cause was accidental and sparked when a heat source was placed too close to combustible materials.

The fire started in the garage and quickly spread to the attic causing about $60,000 of structural damage and about $40,000 worth of damage to contents in the home, officials say. 

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