Body found after AFD responds to trash fire along I-35

Police are investigating after a body was found while firefighters were responding to a grass and trash fire. The fire was at a transient camp off of roadway within the 6700 block of southbound I-35.

According to the Austin Fire Department, the Austin Police Department is now leading the investigation.

Firefighters were responding to car accident around 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 when they observed smoke coming from the along I-35. While responding to the smoke, they discovered a fire - which was extinguished - as well as a deceased male. 

The cause of death is unknown at this time. It is also unclear what started the fire.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the police. 



This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available. 

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories