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Fire at South Austin car lot under control, cause under investigation, AFD says

The car lot is located near Chaparral Road. The AFD said the building and at least two vehicles were a total loss.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin fire crews said on Wednesday a fire at a car lot located in South Austin was "under control."

According to the Austin Fire Department (AFD), the fire broke out in a storage building at the auto lot. Firefighters said the fire was "fully involved" when they arrived. After getting the fire under control, the AFD said the building and at least two vehicles were a total loss. 

The fire, which was reported at around 11:45 a.m., was located at 6940 S. Interstate 35. According to Google Maps, the address is near Chaparral Road and Long Motors South, a used car dealer.

There were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is accidental, but the exact cause cannot be narrowed down due to the amount of destruction, according to the AFD.

The fire caused an estimated $400,000 in structure damage and $600,000 in contents damage.


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