Cigarette sparks overnight apartment fire in southeast Austin

Ball Park Apartments fire (KXAN photo)
Ball Park Apartments fire (KXAN photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two people are out of their home Monday morning after an overnight fire destroyed their apartment.

Austin fire officials said the fire began around 2 a.m. at the Ballpark West apartments located at 1600 Wickersham Ln. Austin police said the fire was reported on the third floor of the building.

Fire investigators said a sprinkler in the building helped with containing the fire which was extinguished around 2:18 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

It was determined a cigarette caused the fire. The total cost of damages is still being calculated. 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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