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Austin firefighters respond to fire at East Austin homeless encampment

The AFD said the fire happened in the 600 block of Bastrop Highway.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Fire Department (AFD) said Sunday that firefighters responded to a fire at a homeless encampment in East Austin. 

The AFD said the fire happened in the 600 block of Bastrop Highway. AFD said firefighters had the fire under control at approximately 2:10 p.m. Sunday. 

The AFD is investigating the cause of the fire. 

No further information was available. 

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