Roof partially collapses during fire at vacant south Austin home

Austin fire crews at 6916 Cherrydale Drive (KXAN photo/Fabian Mendoza)
Austin fire crews at 6916 Cherrydale Drive (KXAN photo/Fabian Mendoza)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — No one was home when a south Austin home burned during the early morning hours Tuesday.

A person driving by the home at 6916 Cherrydale Dr. called Austin fire crews around 1 a.m. for what they thought was a trash fire. When first responders arrived they found the home covered in heavy fire.

By 1:26 a.m the fire was knocked down with the ‘standard offensive attack,’ an Austin fire spokesperson said.

They are working to determine what caused the fire and total damages.

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