Turkey fryer sparks North Austin house fire


AUSTIN (KXAN) — There is a safety warning for people who are planning cookouts this summer — all after a turkey fryer caused a fire in North Austin.

It happened on Monday night on 5004 Westfield Drive near MoPac and Koenig lane.

When crews from the Austin Fire Department got there, they found fire coming out of the back of the house — which expanded to the attic.

Crews say the turkey fryer was too close to the house.

No one was hurt, but the fire did cause $80,000 in damage.

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