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Underground Gasoline Tank Fire Reported in East SH 71

AUSTIN, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 – Emergency services rushed to the 2700 block of E SH 71 WB following reports of an underground gasoline tank on fire. The Austin Fire Department (AFD) promptly arrived on the scene to manage the situation and undertake the necessary firefighting measures.

Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) was also dispatched, attending to at least one individual suffering from suspected burn injuries. The medical status of the patient is currently unknown, as emergency medical personnel continue to provide necessary treatment at the site.

Authorities are advising the public to avoid the area while the emergency response is underway to ensure both the safety of the individuals in the vicinity and to facilitate the unimpeded operations of the emergency services.

As of now, the cause of the fire remains undetermined. Further details will be provided as the situation develops and more information becomes available from the official sources involved in the response and investigation of this incident. It is expected that investigators will launch a full inquiry into the circumstances surrounding this dangerous event once the immediate emergency has been dealt with.

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