Firefighters battle apt fire in South Austin

Firefighters battle apt fire in South Austin

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Austin firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a South Austin apartment complex Tuesday morning.

At around 3:45 a.m., several residents of an apartment complex in the 1700 block Spyglass Drive called 911 to report smoke and heavy flames shooting from the roof of one of the buildings. When firefighters arrived minutes later, they found the three-story apartment building fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were able to access the first floor of the building, where they rescued a resident from a balcony. The person was treated by EMS.

When firefighters returned to fight the fire, it was upgraded to two-alarms. They were eventually able to get the flames under control, and are now are working to extinguish any remaining hotspots.

According to AFD, 12 units in the complex were damaged by smoke and fire, and 18 residents have been displaced.

Seventeen fire units, 55 firefighters, responded to the blaze.

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