Four displaced by apartment fire

A family of four escaped an apartment fire in East Austin Saturday morning.

The Austin Fire Department told KXAN two adults and two children made it outside safely after flames broke out in their unit at the Wellington Palms Apartments. The complex is located in the 5800 block of Wellington Drive just west of Manor Road.

AFD Lt. Josh Portie said it took firefighters about 10 to 15 minutes to put out the flames inside a second story apartment. Most of the damage was contained to that unit, Portie said. But, other apartments sustained smoke and water damage.

There is no word yet on what started the fire. 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. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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