VIDEO: Boot on top of Cavender’s sign catches fire in south Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The signature boot and spur on top of the Cavender’s Boot City sign on South Lamar Boulevard caught on fire Monday afternoon.

The store, located just south of Ben White Boulevard, was actually in the process of taking down the old sign for a new one when the fire happened just after 2 p.m.

Photos and video sent to KXAN show a column of flame shooting up from the boot.

Austin firefighters responded and were seen climbing a ladder up to the sign.

The store said a worker was using a blowtorch to remove part of the sign and it started the fire.

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