News: Person injured after mattress catches fire inside city shelter

AUSTIN, TX – One person was injured after a mattress caught fire inside a city-owned shelter this morning, according to KXAN News.

The incident occurred at around 9:32 a.m. in the 7400 block of N I-35, at a city-owned bridge shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

A mattress caught fire within the shelter, though the building’s sprinklers were able to put out the flames.

A man in the room suffered a medical issue, and was then revived by emergency crews. He sustained potentially serious injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.

Multiple people around the unit were evacuated due to the fire.

No further details are available at this time.

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