2 people, dog safe after central Austin home burns

Fire damages home on Houston Street. People inside got out safely. No one hurt. (KXAN/Fabian Mendoza)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Crews with the Austin Fire Department were able to put out a fire at a central Austin home early Tuesday morning. The two people inside the home at 1610 Houston Street were able to get out safely with their dog. No one was hurt.

AFD reported that someone called 911 at 2:25 a.m. about the fire. Crews arrived at 2:29 a.m. and found heavy fire at the front and left sides of the house. AFD said crews used large water streams to fight the fire from the front while other crews fought the fire from the back of the house. The fire spread to the carport that was attached to the house. The fire was knocked down at 2:50 a.m.

Fire crews told KXAN they believe the fire started in the back of the house and then spread to the carport. Crews are currently investigating the cause and determining the amount of damage.

Houston Street is near the intersection of Burnet Road and North Loop Boulevard.

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