Austin (KXAN) - The Austin Fire Department said the fire that broke out in the Solano Apartments on Sunday afternoon was an accident.
Investigators found a cigarette which they say caught fire to a second floor balcony. The fire then spread into the living area.
"Improperly discarded smoking materials are a leading cause of fires in Austin but are easily preventable," said Buck Palmer of the AFD. "Make sure to dispose of cigarette butts correctly."
Total damages are estimated at more than $300,000. Two other apartments received fire damage and 16 more are without power
No one was injured but six people were displaced by the fire.
The Red Cross is helping the displaced individuals.
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.
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.
The Austin City Council is set to vote Thursday on design changes for the Auditorium Shores Dog Park.
Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for No. 9 Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.