AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The Austin Fire Department has identified the two victims killed in the early morning fire at an apartment complex off of the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
26-year-old Kaitlyn Denson and 30-year-old Joseph Tarin were killed in the deadly fire on Mondaym, July 15. According to the Austin Fire Department, it started at the Woods Apartments off Barton Skyway. A section of the complex collapsed as the flames rose.
Video was recorded by a resident who only wanted to be identified as "Giles," who said his pets alerted him to the danger. "I actually got woken up by my cats, I woke up to fed them and I looked up the window saw something that was kind a building, on this building here, took me a couple seconds to realize what it was and I started to smell it," said Giles.
Nine people have been displaced by this fire.
A preliminary review has put the damage estimate at $750,000.