News: Fire breaks out at former Long mansion
AUSTIN, TX – Austin Fire Department units responded to a fire at the eight-bedroom mansion previously owned by a prominent Austin family, Fox 7 reports.
2308 Woodlawn Blvd, 12,000 sq ft residence being remodeled. No occupants. Initial fire knocked down, additional resources responding for continued fire attack. pic.twitter.com/7NNE6TO3nD
— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) March 12, 2021
The two-alarm fire broke out at the former Long estate, located near the intersection of Woodlawn Boulevard and Windsor Road in the Old Enfield neighborhood, at about 3 a.m. The eight-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion had been undergoing renovations at the time, although it is unclear whether they had anything to do with the conflagration.
AFD brought the fire under control by 8:10 a.m. However, crews will remain on the scene throughout the day to ensure that lingering hot spots do not restart the blaze.
The 80-year-old mansion was the longtime residence of Joe and Teresa Long, the philanthropic couple for whom the Long Center for the Performing Arts was named.
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