Austin firefighters knock down blaze at abandoned bar on East Seventh Street
The Austin Fire Department knocked down a fire at the abandoned Mug Shots bar building downtown on Saturday morning.
Officials said the blaze went through the roof of the building at 407 E. Seventh St., but firefighters were able to contain it at its point of origin. Officials confirmed the building was occupied by people experiencing homelessness, but no victims were found during a primary search of the space.
As of Saturday afternoon, officials have not publicly identified the cause of the fire and are unable to access the area or the fire's origin due to structural instability.