Austin Fire responds to fire near 7-Eleven on MLK Boulevard

Emily Hernandez

The Austin Fire Department responded to a fire near the 7-Eleven gas station at the intersection of Guadalupe Street and MLK Boulevard on Monday evening, according to a tweet by AFD. 

The fire affected the back of the building, the power lines near the building and the wooden fence along the back of the building, according to the initial tweet sent at 7:39 p.m.

AFD tweeted the main fire had been extinguished by 7:49 p.m., and traffic on Guadalupe Street going toward the 7-Eleven has been temporarily shut down.

“I think they’re trying to reopen one lane right now, but it’ll probably be shut down for a while because we’ve still got fire trucks out here,” said John Marney, an Austin Fire public information officer. 

AFD tweeted at 8:20 p.m. that 7-Eleven and Papa John’s have lost power and wrote that Austin Energy is working to repair power lines. 

Marney said there were no injuries from the fire and while the 7-Eleven is shut down for investigation, it will reopen when they are finished. 

AFD does not yet know what caused the fire or the extent of the damage, Marney said.