Residents Evacuated as UT Fraternity House Burns

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AUSTIN, Texas - One person has been treated for smoke
inhalation after fire damaged a fraternity house in Austin.
The Austin Fire Department says a heating unit is blamed for the
fire reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in the attic of the
Delta Epsilon Psi house.
About a dozen residents safely evacuated. Fire department
spokesman Andre de la Reza says one resident was taken to
University Medical Center for evaluation.
De la Reza says the fire was contained to some attic insulation
of the West Campus structure. No damage estimate was immediately
The National Weather Service says temperatures early Tuesday in
Austin dipped to near freezing.

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