AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Ten people have been displaced after an apartment fire in north Austin Saturday afternoon.
Austin fire crews responded to the structure fire at the Creeks Edge Apartments in the 1100 block of Rutland Drive just after 4 p.m.
Structure fire at the Creeks Edge Apartments, 1124 Rutland Drive update: primary damage to the exterior with extension into the attic and apartment. pic.twitter.com/9EXIwTUv8e— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) August 3, 2019
The damage to the attic and exterior of the apartment was caused by improperly discarded cigarettes, says AFD. AFD estimates the damage at $33,000.
AFD, apartment management and the Red Cross are assisting the ten displaced residents.