AFD battles house fire in northwest Austin

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    The Austin Fire Department are on the scene of a house fire in northwest Austin Friday night.

    Social media reports from the department indicate firefighters battled heavy fire at the back of a residence at the 11500 block of Santa Cruz Drive, north of Braker Lane between MoPac and US 183.

    AFD knocked down the fire after a short time.

    Residents had evacuated the house and no injuries were reported. Three people have been displaced, an AFD spokesperson said. They are now staying with family.

    Damages are estimated at $150,000 to the structure and $50,000 to the contents.

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