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 American-Statesman

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.

 

Investigators are looking into what caused the fire. (Photo/Austin Fire Department)
Investigators are looking into what caused the fire. (Photo/Austin Fire Department)

 

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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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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