Austin Fire Department

Crews battle 2-alarm fire at north Austin apartment complex

January 04, 2018 - 4:02 pm

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Fire crews quickly knocked down a 2-alarm fire at a North Austin apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

The fire broke out in the 3 p.m. hour, at the Avesta Solano apartments at 8800 North Interstate 35, just south of Rundberg Lane. Lane closures were reported along the Interstate frontage road. The fire went to two alarms shortly after 3:30 p.m., and crews reported having it under control just after 4:00 p.m.

Fire officials say 30 people and 5 animals were displaced by the fire; no injuries were reported. 23 of the 24 units in the burned out building were occupied. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we get further information.

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