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Car fire spreads to office at Austin Direct Auto Sales in northwest Austin

The Austin Fire Department said the fire is now under control.

AUSTIN, Texas — A vehicle fire outside of Austin Direct Auto Sales in northwest Austin extended to the business's office on Saturday afternoon, according to the Austin Fire Department (AFD).

AFD was on the scene at the used car lot on North U.S. 183 near Research Boulevard just after 1 p.m Saturday. A fire attack was still in progress as of 2:20 p.m. AFD said the structure is unsafe so all attack was being done from outside.

Around 5:30 p.m., the fire department said the blaze was under control.

Multiple AFD units responded to the fire, as did at least five Austin-Travis County EMS ambulance. Two firefighters sustained heat-related injuries.

According to EMS, medics were on the scene providing rehab operations for firefighters. EMS said they treated as many as 40 fire personnel at a time, with two command elements assigned to the operation.

According to AFD, the cause of the fire was accidental. The structure was a total loss after the fire, and at least four vehicles were damaged or destroyed.

KVUE received the following video of the vehicle on fire, taken from nearby:


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