Person suffers life-threatening burn injuries in E Austin structure fire
AUSTIN, TX – A fire in east Austin yesterday afternoon led to one person suffering critical burn injuries, according to a tweet by the Austin-Travis County EMS.
#ATCEMS is supporting @AustinFireInfo operations on a Structure Fire at 5000 Blue Bluff Rd (16:36). #ATCEMSMedics have declared a Trauma Alert on an adult patient for burns suffered in this fire. Patient is being prepped for transport. More information to follow.
— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) November 6, 2020
The structure fire broke out at 4:36 p.m. in the 5000 block of Blue Bluff Road, located just north of the Bud Dryden Airport.
An unidentified adult was taken to Dell Seton for the treatment of severe, life-threatening burns.
While ATCEMS did not immediately disclose the cause of the fire, they stated that EMS units remained on the scene to assist with firefighting efforts.
No further information is available at this time.
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