AFD investigating overnight house fire

AFD Crews investigate fire at home on Alamo Street. (KXAN: Fabian Mendoza)

KXAN (AUSTIN) — The Austin Fire Department is looking into the cause of an overnight fire Friday at an East Austin home.

The fire broke out at the home on 1164 Alamo St. between Pennsylvania and S L Davis Avenues.

Investigators are trying to figure out if the fire started inside or if the fire was set intentionally.

When crews arrived around 12:15 a.m., they first thought the porch was on fire, but it turns out it was a mattress outside the home that caught fire.

Nobody was inside the home when crews arrived. Crews found the front door open and investigators say there are signs people do live in 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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