10 people displaced after 2-alarm apartment fire
AUSTIN, Texas - Austin firefighters say improperly discarded smoking materials on a balcony caused a 2-alarm fire at a North Austin apartment complex.
The fire started around 10:30 p.m. on April 5 at the complex on Clayton Ln. near Sheridan Ave.
Firefighters evacuated the building and escorted residents from all three levels, but fortunately no injuries were reported.
It took a little over an hour to get the fire knocked down. Firefighters stayed on scene to watch for hotspots throughout the night.
In the end, AFD says 6 units are uninhabitable, leaving about 10 people displaced. Those residents are being helped by apartment management.