The Austin Fire Department responded to a high rise structure fire in downtown Austin on Wednesday.
At 1:58 p.m. Austin Fire Info tweeted the fire had been knocked down and crews were checking for extensions. Austin police are urging the public to avoid the area of 7th and 8th Streets from Congress to San Jacinto Boulevard.
Austin Fire Info said on Twitter the fire took place on the ninth floor at 720 Brazos Street. Employees of the building say the fire started because of generator repairs.
Right across from Omni Hotel pic.twitter.com/i086DGyHCP— Chris Walker (@WalkerATX) July 12, 2017
Re HIRISE Alarm. 720 Brazos. Crew reporting fire on 9th floor. 2nd alarm has been called. PIO responding— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) July 12, 2017
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