AFD battles 4-acre brush fire in southwest Austin

The Austin Fire Department and Star Flight battled a brush fire in southwest Austin on July 4, 2017. (Austin Fire Department photo)
The Austin Fire Department and Star Flight battled a brush fire in southwest Austin on July 4, 2017. (Austin Fire Department photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Fire Department firefighters battled a brush fire caused by an electrical arc in southwest Austin Tuesday afternoon.

AFD responded to the fire on a private ranch near SH 45 and Escarpment Boulevard around 1:30 p.m. The fire was contained at four acres, but crews remain on scene putting out hot spots.

Star Flight assisted in dropping water on the fire. No injuries were reported.

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