AUSTIN (KXAN) - A fourplex fire on Saturday morning displaced 24 residents in South Austin.
This is the third fire in Austin in 24 hours, a higher-than-average number for the Austin Fire Department, said spokesman Eddie Martinez. The call came in to the Austin Fire Department at 10:39 a.m., Martinez said. The fire was contained in about 10 minutes.
The fire started in an interior wall between two units of the fourplex in the 8500 block of Cougar Drive, Martinez said. The smoke detector was working in the unit. No injuries were reported.
Power needed to be turned off to all four units, which has displaced 24 people. Of those displaced, 6 were adults and 18 were children.
Despite the current cold snap, two out of three fires were not related to space heaters. One fire started in the ceiling. Today's fire started in an interior wall. A third is still being investigated for cause.
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