Crews extinguish house, wildland fire in western Travis County

Courtesy: Lake Travis Fire Rescue
Courtesy: Lake Travis Fire Rescue

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Firefighters battled a house and brush fire in western Travis County Sunday afternoon.

Crews were called to the 9100 block of Sisk Lane shortly before 12:30 p.m. When they arrived, first responders found a home fully engulfed and an active wildland fire.

No one was inside the 1500-square-foot home at the time of the fire.

Chief Robert Abbott with Lake Travis Fire Rescue says crews were challenged by narrow roads leading to the home.

“This fire was located in a remote area and could have been much worse,” Abbott said. “Thankfully crews were able to get a handle on the incident before it expanded.”

Firefighters used a water tender shuttle to transport water to the scene.

No one was injured, according to Abbott. The Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze.

Six fire departments assisted Lake Travis Fire Rescue. STARFlight, Austin-Travis County EMS and the Travis County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

Lake Travis Fire Rescue urges homeowners to create a defensible space around their homes to protect them from wildfires. Click here for more information.

You can also call Lake Travis Fire Rescue at 512-266-2533 for a free risk assessment.

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