Two dozen people displaced after apartment fire

Two dozen people displaced after apartment fire

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Investigators are working to figure out what started a two-alarm apartment fire in Northeast Austin.

AFD received the first 911 call around 8:45 p.m. Thursday night. The first crews arrived to heavy smoke and flames shooting from the roof of building 10 at the Promontory Point Apartments.

"AFD, APD and neighbors went door to door to make sure everyone got out," Battalion Chief Palmer Buck explained. Residents left their apartment homes in a rush as more firefighters arrived on the scene. At the height of the fire 80 firefighters were working together to put out the flames. 

One firefighter was injured after falling from the attic to the third floor. Buck says he was treated for a leg injury and will be okay.

All of the residents made it out safely. EMS evaluated one resident with a medical condition on the scene.

AFD says all 24 units in the building suffered some sort of fire, water or smoke damage. The American Red Cross of Central Texas is helping 27 people displaced. Apartment managers are working with the residents to place them in other units on the property or at a sister property.

The cause is still under investigation.

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