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Crews work to put out gas station fire on East Oltorf

Firefighters said a trash fire caused the blaze.

AUSTIN, Texas — Firefighters worked to put out a gas station fire on East Oltorf Street early Tuesday morning.

At around 5:30 a.m., the gas station fire on East Oltorf Street erupted in flames at the intersection of Douglas Street and Willow Creek Drive. The roof partially collapsed and flames were shooting upward out of the building.

The Austin Fire Department (AFD) later said the blaze started as a trash fire that spread to the nearby gas station, collapsing the front awning and later the entire building.

AFD said approximately 40 firefighters worked for more than two hours to put out the fire. No injuries were reported but the store is considered a "total loss."

Investigators are looking into how the trash fire began.

Residents and drivers were advised to avoid the area.

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