A fire that destroyed a home in Central Austin on Saturday morning was revealed as arson, the Austin Fire Department tweeted.
The fire department responded to a call on East 52nd Street at 7:29 a.m. to find a house with "moderate fire involvement." AFD was able to put out the fire but the house was totaled.
From -AFD -1Alarm /BOX -Structure Fire | RAP -00-0903 @5214 Avenue H , AUSTIN | XStreets:E 52ND ST/E 53RD ST Time:07:29:59 Inc#21051531 AFD on scene of a single family structure that had moderate fire involvement on arrival. Fire under control. One occupant with smoke inhalation. pic.twitter.com/5zBl7eIit5
— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) March 27, 2021
A man who lived in the house was transferred to the hospital for smoke inhalation. According to AFD, the resident will be transferred to jail after he is discharged from the hospital.
The house is a total loss of $285,000: $275,000 structural and $10,000 contents.
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