Austin firefighter hospitalized after suffering electrical shock at fire
Firefighters had responded to a commercial building fire when one firefighter suffered the non-life-threatening injury and was transported to the hospital
By Kelsey Bradshaw
AUSTIN — An Austin firefighter was hospitalized early Wednesday with injuries from an electrical shock after a fire broke out in a vacant South Austin building, Austin fire officials said.
Fire out in vacant commercial occupancy. 4415 Lucksinger. Cause investigation underway. 1 firefighter transported to hospital with non-life threatening injury after electrical shock. https://t.co/SCxgXAyvij— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) July 31, 2019
Firefighters responded to a commercial building in the 4400 block of Lucksinger Lane, which is near the intersection of South Congress Avenue and East St. Elmo Road, around 2:55 a.m. They were able to knock down the blaze by around 3:20 a.m.
Investigators are looking into what caused the fire.
The firefighter's injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.
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