Five displaced by North Austin apartment fire

Crews responded to a fire at a North Austin apartment complex Sunday afternoon. (Frank Martinez / KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Red Cross is helping five people displaced by a Northwest Austin apartment fire Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the scene in the 1800 block of Wooten Park Drive, near Anderson Lane east of 183, shortly after 1:00 p.m. Crews reported heavy smoke upon arrival but were able to extinguish the fire quickly.

Electrical failure in a vent hood sparked the blaze, according to investigators. The damage is estimated to be about $120,000.

Although the fire was contained to one unit, residents from two apartments were displaced due to building damage. 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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