The City of San Marcos is asking for the public's assistance in locating five individuals that are still unaccounted for after a fire at the Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments.
The individuals are:
- James Miranda
- Haley Frizzell
- Belinda Moats
- David Ortiz
- Dru Estes
An information hotline has been established for residents and people seeking information on their loved ones who were displaced by the fire. Anyone with information regarding these individuals is asked to call the hotline at 512.754.2291 as soon as possible.
At least seven people were injured in the fire at the apartment buildings on Friday. One person suffered critical injuries in this morning's apartment fire and was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment. Six others suffered non life-threatening injuries with two of these currently receiving treatment in the Seton Medical Center Hays trauma unit.
Officials estimate that approximately 200 residents have been affected by the fire.
The fire started just before 4:30 a.m. at Iconic Village Apartments in the 200 block of Ramsay Street, engulfing building 500 and moving to building 300. The fire has also damaged one building at Vintage Pads Apartments, located in the 1000 block of North LBJ Drive.
The fire is contained, but firefighting operations are ongoing.
Once they are complete, the City of San Marcos Fire Marshal's office will conduct the investigation in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
The San Marcos Activity Center, located in the 500 block of E. Hopkins, has been established as a shelter for people displaced by the fire at Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments.
Central Texas Medical Center is providing meals, and the Red Cross is on site. A family assistance center will also be established for people affected by the fire at Westover Baptist Church, located at 1310 Advance Street. Donations may be made to the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team at www.br3t.org. Click "Donate," and entering the word "Iconic" in the comments.