Fireworks cause of Northeast Austin fire that damaged three homes

Firefighters say fireworks are to blame for a fire in Northeast Austin

The incident started at about 4 a.m. in the 6900 block of Bethune Avenue near St. John's and I-35.

Officials say that when crews arrived a two-story home, that was under construction, was engulfed in flames and that the fire had spread to two other homes and a vehicle.

One of the other homes that were damaged was also under construction while the other home was occupied.

No injuries were reported.

Officials posted photos on social media of the damage after the fire was put out.

The home where the fire started is considered a total loss. The other home under construction has minor damage while the occupied has moderate damage.

The damage to the three homes and the contents inside is estimated at $255,000.


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