Man rescued from Austin fire reunites with responders who saved him

  • Source: KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin
  • Published: 04/18/2019 03:50 PM

You could say Johnny Atchinson walked through the fire and was not burned. He woke up to flames blocking his door and pouring in through his window one-night last month. The fire started at the Park Avenue Place Apartment complex located at 306 E. 30th St. near the University of Texas campus back on March 31 around 2:30 a.m. Officers with the Austin Police Department made it to the complex first and could hear Atchinson's cries for help, but with flames already blocking the stairs leading up to his apartment, they had no way of getting in. The A-shift crew with Quint 3 was dispatched to the fire, but the 911 call had come from the intersection of Tom Green and East 31st Streets, which is north of where the fire actually started.


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