12 units damaged in West Austin apartment fire

AUSTIN (KXAN) — People living in 12 units at a West Austin apartment complex were displaced following a two-alarm fire Friday night. Firefighters arrive at the Juniper Springs Apartments, 3500 Greystone Dr., about 9 p.m. and found flames shooting through the roof of the two-story building. Officials said it appeared everyone was able to get out safely.

Firefighters discovered the blaze started in the attic and spread through the building. Rescue crews evacuated people living in the building that caught fire, as well as an adjacent building. The fire did not spread to the adjacent building.

Investigators said the building was too badly damaged to determine what the cause was.

Damage was estimated at $300,000 to the structure and $100,000 to the contents.

About 50-60 firefighters responded to the complex. It was not immediately known how many people were displaced by the fire.

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