6 displaced after fire at north Austin apartment complex

AUSTIN – Six people have been displaced after a two-alarm fire at a north Austin apartment complex Tuesday morning.

Austin Fire Department said they responded to the San Marin Apartments along the 3600 block of Duval around 5:15 a.m. Aug. 15. When they arrived, they said firefighters found the fire on a third floor balcony that had extended to the attic.

AFD said 16 total units were affected by the fire, with two uninhabitable and a third damaged by water. Six adults have been displaced, and apartment management is helping those people. An earlier update by AFD said that eight people had been displaced.

Crews are on scene to make sure the fire has not spread any further. AFD said the cause was improperly discarded smoking material, and added the damage has been estimated around $200,000 to the building and $45,000 to contents.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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