AUSTIN (KXAN) - Cigarette causes a 2-alarm apartment fire in South Austin Saturday morning that displaced 11 residents.
The fire started at the River Crossing townhomes at 1828 River Crossing Circle off of Riverside in South Austin.
Austin Fire got the call about 7:15 a.m. The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm.
The cause of the fire was an improperly discarded cigarette on a second floor balcony.
Winds blew the cigarette against the building, catching the wall on fire.
At least four units in the complex were affected by the fire. The Red Cross is helping the residents displaced by the fire.
The Austin Fire Department wishes to remind everyone to be particularly cautious during Saturday's dry and windy conditions.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.