Fire damages quad-plex in North Austin

Fire at quad-plex on April Dr. (Julie Karam/KXAN News)

Firefighters battled a fire that damaged a quad-plex in North Austin late Tuesday night.

According to the Austin Fire Department, the fire started around 9:30 p.m. in the 11600 block of April Drive. Someone living in the building called 9-1-1 when the smoke alarm went off.

When firefighters originally arrived on scene, there was fire showing on an outside wall.

Crews were able to get the fire under control less than 40 minutes later.

Everyone inside the building was able to get out safely but eight people are looking for a place to spend the night. The Red Cross was assisting those residents.

While a cause hasn’t been determined, officials believe the fire started in the walls. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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