2011 has already started as a busy one for Austin firefighters.
Statesman.com reports six people have been hospitalized after two separate fires early this morning. Two elderly men are in critical condition after a fire on Mt. Barker Dr., after being rescued by firefighters. Four other men are being treated after an apparent fire at a Shell gas station at E. 10th and I-35.
Late Friday night, the thatch roof of the Hula Hut on Lake Austin Blvd. was damaged by fire. Investigators believe that fire was started by fireworks. Damage is estimated about $50,000. One firefighter was apparently suffered a foot injury battling that fire. No other injuries were reported.