Suspect throws lit firework into homeless camp

The Austin Fire Department is investigating after a lit firework was thrown into a homeless camp in North Austin. The firework lit grass and a homeless couple's tent on fire.

According to AFD,  an unknown suspect threw a lit firework from a moving car at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and North I-35, specifically the off-ramp from North I-35 to Airport Blvd, around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. The firework landed on the pavement.

AFD Fire / Arson Investigators are looking for help from the public in identifying anyone that may have seen a vehicle or person throw this firework. Please call Crimestoppers or AFD's Arson office (512-974-0240) with any information.