Hudson Bend fire destroys Islamic Center

The three story Islamic Center of Lake Travis was under construction when it was destroyed by fire on Jan. 7.

Four Points News

Fire crews responded to a reported structure fire reported at 3:33 a.m. in the Hudson Bend community at 4700 block of Doss Road on Jan. 7. Crews arrived on the scene to find a three story building fully engulfed with flames.

The building was the Islamic Center of Lake Travis and was nearly complete, said Shakeel Rashed of Steiner Ranch and a board member of the Islamic Center.

The fire was extinguished from the exterior to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring homes and vegetation. The faith-based building was still under construction. No injuries were reported. The Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

The agencies involved were Lake Travis Fire Rescue (primary), Austin Fire Department and the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Lake Travis Fire Rescue commends the facility owners for maintaining a well established defensible space around the construction site greatly reducing the opportunity for the fire to spread to nearby vegetation and providing improved access for fire crews.