Austin first responders had a chaotic start to the New Year, beginning with more than 120 calls to the Austin Fire Department before 2 a.m. and a car crash that left one dead this morning.
Calls to AFD started before midnight and over a hundred were made in the first two hours after midnight, including a house fire and 18 dumpster fires.
Some fires were caused by New Year festivities, like an East Austin blaze that started after fireworks were discarded in a trashcan. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire before it spread past the fence.
AFD and firefighters from Kyle responded to a brush fire in Buda around 10:40 p.m. The flames were put out and believed to be caused by fireworks.
Firefighters responded to a Sheraton Ave. house fire early this morning, rescuing a dog that was home alone with ATCEMS treating a bystander who was injured while trying to break the windows.
Working fire on Sheraton Ave, fire is under control. One dog rescued. Appears no one else home at time of fire. @ATCEMS treated one bystander who was injured while breaking windows. pic.twitter.com/jTA4ngffOd
— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) January 1, 2022
And around 6 a.m. this morning, the first traffic fatality of the year was reported by Austin-Travis County EMS. A driver crashed into a tree, which caught fire, and died shortly after.
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There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
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🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway