1 Killed, 1 injured in northwest Austin fourplex fire
Photo courtesy of Lindsey Savage
An elderly woman was killed in a fire that broke out at a fourplex in northwest Austin.
Battalion chief Thayer with Austin fire tells FOX 7 they got the call around 2:20 to 11802 Alpheas Ave.
Apparently the fire started in the top apartment where an elderly lady lives who was ill and may have been bed ridden. Her downstairs neighbor tried to save her but wasn't able to. That neighbor was injured trying to help and ems treated this person on scene.
"I tried to get a little...as much as I could but it was engulfed in flames. So I took my shirt off to see if I could get in a little closer but thinking about my kids and myself also I was thinking I just couldn't get in there," said Juan Guardiola who also tried to help.
Fire investigators are still out here trying to figure out how this all got started.
Even though the fire damage was mainly in the top apartment, smoke really did a number on the other three apartments in this fourplex.
A total of eight people are without a home and will get help from the Red Cross.