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Major House Fire Starts Grass Fire In W Travis County

Updated: Monday, August 11 2014, 06:07 AM CDT

Austin Fire Department responded to a major house fire that spread to surround vegetation Sunday afternoon.

According to Battalion Chief Thayer Smith, the department received a call at 12:26 p.m. of a structure fire at 9107 Sisk Lane, off Hamilton Pool Road in west Travis County.

Responders arrived to find a 1,500 square foot house engulfed and surrounding brush also on fire.  The fire spread out toward Hamilton Pool Road.

Lake Travis Fire and Rescue, Oak Hill Fire Department and Hays County Fire also responded.

Austin Fire Department is reporting the fire under control as of 1:20 p.m.

Occupants of the house evacuated safely.

The terrain presented a challenge to crews.

"This fire was located in a remote area and could have been much worse. Thankfully crews were able to get a handle on the incident before it expanded," said Robert Abbott, Fire Chief. 

The cause remains unknown at this time.

Major House Fire Starts Grass Fire In W Travis County


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