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Austin firefighters respond to 90 fires within four hours during July 4 celebration


Austin-area first responders kept busy over the holiday weekend.

The Austin Fire Department responded to 90 brush, dumpster and grass fires between 8 p.m and midnight, saying that “presumably most were fireworks related.”

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Lake Travis mansion catches fire

(Lake Travis Fire Rescue)

Local fire crews are assisting Lake Travis Fire Rescue in putting out a fire at a home along Lake Travis.

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Car lot, two cars in South Austin catch fire

(Austin Fire Info/Twitter)

A storage building at a car lot at 6940 S. I-35 erupted in flames Wednesday morning, resulting in the total loss of at least two vehicles.

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