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UPDATE: North Austin Fire Destroys 2 Story Home

Updated: Thursday, July 31 2014, 12:01 PM CDT
The Austin Fire Department is on the scene of a fire in North Austin.

The fire happened at 11700 Swearingen near Braker Lane and Metric Blvd in North Austin around 6:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

Firefighters arrived and saw heavy flames coming from a two story home.

Two residents were inside the home at the time of the fire and were able to escape.

According to Austin Fire, the fire was ruled accidental. Officials say unattended cooking with a barbeque pit was the cause.

Damage to the home is estimated at $150,000 and $75,000 for the items inside the home.
UPDATE: North Austin Fire Destroys 2 Story Home


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