AFD: Lightning strike sparks attic fire near Del Valle

FILE - Austin firefighters (KXAN File Photo/Daniel Guerrero)
FILE - Austin firefighters (KXAN File Photo/Daniel Guerrero)

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) – Firefighters extinguished an attic fire after lightning struck a two-story house in far southeast Austin near Del Valle Sunday evening just as storms started rolling through Central Texas, said the Austin Fire Department.

The call for the fire came in at about 7:06 p.m. in the 13000 block of Buenos Aires Parkway off of Pearce Lane near Ross Road.

AFD said that the first units on the scene reported seeing fire coming through the roof of the house and that all three occupants of the home were out.

By 7:27 p.m., firefighters said they had extinguished the fire, which was confined to the attic, and that the scene was under control.

None of the three people who were displaced from the home were injured. Fire investigators estimate that the blaze caused $75,000 in damage to the house. 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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