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WATCH: Family that built Austin home reacts to overnight fire, officials say fire is suspicious

KAAL-TV
Updated: July 10, 2020 07:06 AM
Created: July 10, 2020 03:34 AM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: The Mower County Sheriff's Office says crews were called to the home shortly before 11:30 p.m. Thursday. 

Officials say the house was engulfed in flames upon arrival. The sheriff's office says no one was inside the home at the time and the home had been abandoned.

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The fire is suspicious in nature, though the cause of the fire has not been identified as of 7:00 a.m.

RELATED | Abandoned Austin home left to deteriorate

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The family who built the home in 1995 is at the house Friday morning after the fire. ABC 6 News Good Morning reporter Samantha Boring spoke with the family.

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Officials were called for a report of a house fire near Austin late Thursday night.

The home is near 12th Ave NW and 31st Street. An ABC 6 News photographer says the road is blocked off. 

A neighbor tells ABC 6 News the home is the half million dollar home that has been abandoned and vandalized. Police have not been able to confirm.

RELATED | Abandoned Austin home left to deteriorate

ABC 6 News has a crew on the scene and will have more information during ABC 6 News Good morning from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available. 


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