courtesy Austin Fire Department

Crews battle northeast Austin house fire; body found inside

July 20, 2019 - 8:46 am

AUSTIN ( -- Fire crews are investigating after a northeast side house fire turned deadly early Saturday.

Austin Fire was called to the 8300 block of Loralinda Drive, near Interstate 35 and US 183 just before midnight. First crews on the scene reported heavy fire as they were beginning to fight the flames.

After getting the fire knocked down, crews found a body inside the home.

Investigators say the home is a total loss, with damages estimated at $220,000 structural and $55,000 in contents.

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