Arsonist sought after Northwest Austin fire

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Arson investigators are searching for a suspect who intentionally started a fire at a construction site in Northwest Austin.

The incident happened between 3-4 a.m. on Aug. 16 at 4800 Spicewood Springs Rd.

A person was seen running from the area after the fire was started, but investigators do not have a description of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Austin Fire Department’s Arson Investigations office at (512) 974-0240 or the Texas Arson Hotline at (877) 434-7345. 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. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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