Fire at Travis County Correctional facility

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travis County Fire Rescue responded to a fire reported at the Travis County Correctional Facility in Southeast Austin early Saturday morning. Officials say it was a small fire, confined to one jail cell and they were able to knock it down quickly.

EMS transported one inmate to Brackenridge with potentially serious injuries as a result of the fire. Travis County Sheriff public information officer Roger Wade says the area is being treated as a crime scene. According to Wade, any sort of incident that takes place in a jail is considered a crime scene while they investigate.

Travis County Fire Rescue is ruling the fire an accident. 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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