South Austin Duplex fire costs 10 people a home

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A fireplace fire burned out of control at a duplex on Kempler Drive in South Austin Wednesday night, forcing 10 people from the home.

The home is near the intersection of Manchaca Road and Davis Lane.

The fire caused just over 50-thousand dollars worth of damage.

The Red Cross is helping t 10 people living in the duplex with temporary shelter. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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