AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin firefighters battled a “heavy” fire at a duplex on Burleson Court near Oltorf Street in southeast Austin Wednesday.
Around 6:15 p.m., AFD reported the fire had been knocked down without any injuries and crews were working on final extinguishing. However, crews are still focusing on possible hot spots.
Both duplex units were affected by the fire. Officials expect cutting off utilities to be a problem. They will have to dig up a gas line and crimp it to turn off gas.
AFD says it set up defense operations as other nearby structures were threatened.
The Austin Police Department also sent units to assist AFD.