Former Indian Roller catches fire

September 11, 2023 by No Comments

Austin fire personnel successfully managed a structure fire incident at a former lounge located in the southern part of Austin on Sunday morning. Emergency responders from the AFD swiftly arrived at the scene of a structure fire situated in the 10000 block of Manchaca Road.

The structure in question was the Indian Roller, a lounge that had ceased operations. According to the AFD, they have effectively brought the fire under control, and the building was unoccupied at the time of the incident.

The venue has been closed since October 23rd last year and as seen in the image below, the iconic Indian mural has stayed intact. Despite the flames being quite high and aggressive at one point, most of the building’s structural integrity remains as the fire crew did an excellent job in extinguishing the blaze.

Under this tweet, the AFD added: “Fire is under control. Structure was vacant. Heavy involvement in attic that appears to have originated on the exterior. Investigators en route.” An ongoing investigation is currently underway.

Based on the fire, it is not known what will happen to the building in the future. Before the blaze, it sat dormant and we can assume that the landlord had plans for it at one point. Unfortunately, its status may have changed significantly since the fire, despite much of the building being rescued.


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