4 people displaced by SW Austin duplex fire

Crews responded to a two-story house fire in Southwest Austin Saturday afternoon (Jessica Lang / KXAN)
Crews responded to a two-story house fire in Southwest Austin Saturday afternoon (Jessica Lang / KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Firefighters battled a duplex fire in Southwest Austin Saturday afternoon.

AFD was called to the 4900 block of Cana Cove shortly after 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Crews say the duplex was fully engulfed.

According to investigators, an improperly discarded cigarette started the fire.

Four people were displaced by the fire, and medics treated them on-scene.

One person was taken to the hospital after being bitten by an animal who did not want to evacuate the home. Medics also transported one person who had pre-existing medical conditions.

The fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, according to AFD.

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