Eight displaced from fire in south Austin apartment complex

Emergency fire and police lights - generic / file
Emergency fire and police lights - generic / file (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A fire that displaced eight people from the Reserve Apartments in south Austin was ruled accidental by the fire department.

Firefighters say the fire was caused by an electrical short in a wall. In all, six apartments were damaged at the complex located at 1016 W. Stassney, near the South First Street intersection.

Damage has been estimated by the department as $75,000 for the structure and $25,000 for the apartment contents. No one was injured in the fire.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced tenants.

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