Homeless camp cooking ignites northeast Austin brush fire

Pflugerville Fire Department at the scene of a brush fire caused by cooking at a homeless camp on Wells Branch Parkway and Heatherwilde Blvd. on July 6, 2016 (KXAN Photo/Juan Salinas)
Pflugerville Fire Department at the scene of a brush fire caused by cooking at a homeless camp on Wells Branch Parkway and Heatherwilde Blvd. on July 6, 2016 (KXAN Photo/Juan Salinas)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A brush fire on the border of Pflugerville and Austin was caused by a homeless camp cooking fire, the Austin Fire Department said Wednesday.

An estimated two acres were burned at Wells Branch Parkway and South Heatherwilde Boulevard.

At around 7:50 p.m., Austin Fire said the fire’s progression was stopped. No one was injured and no homes were threatened.

Crews are expected to be at the scene for some time to make sure the fire is out.

The fire department is asking people to be careful during their outdoor activities as vegetation is very dry.

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