A four-alarm fire has completely destroyed the Governor's Mansion and blanketed downtown Austin in heavy smoke, according to reports.
KXAN-TV in Austin reports that a firefighthers responded to the fire at 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
The Austin Fire Department reports that the roof of the mansion's second story has partially collapsed, and firefighters are working with structural engineers in order to gain safe access inside the structure, the report said.
Governor Rick Perry moved out of the mansion in October, and a $10 million dollar construction project began in January.
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