Fire depart­ment: Brack­en­ridge park­ing garage fire was ac­ci­dent

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING -

Austin Fire Depart­ment of­fi­cials say the cause of a Tues­day fire that con­sumed two ve­hi­cles in a park­ing garage at Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter Brack­en­ridge was ac­ci­den­tal.

Five fire trucks were dis­patched to the scene at 2:42 p.m., and the fire was un­der con­trol within 20 min­utes, of­fi­cials said. The fire started in the en­gine com­part­ment of one ve­hi­cle and spread to the sec­ond ve­hi­cle, of­fi­cials said. Es­ti­mated dam­age to both ve­hi­cles is $80,000.

Jay Jan­ner

A fire on Tues­day in the park­ing garage of Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter Brack­en­ridge de­stroyed this Ford Ex­pe­di­tion, as well as an­other ve­hi­cle.

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