ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) - A blaze at the Westwind apartments in Round Rock has left 28 people without a home.
Firefighters managed to put out the fire at the apartment complex located just west of Interstate 35 at the corner of Chisholm Valley Drive and Westwind Avenue. That's also just south of McNeil Road.
Some 28 people living in 16 units are now without a home, and crews are working with sister properties to get them a place to stay.
A Texas Department of Public Safety camera caught the scene unfolding near Sundance Parkway, clouds of heavy smoke billowing high into the backdrop of the blue sky.
The blaze broke out on the second-floor patio of Kyle Palmer's apartment. He was halfway napping in his bed when he looked over and saw the flames.
Palmer said he tried to use the fire extinguisher in the kitchen, but the flames moved too quickly. He said he sometimes smokes on the patio, but he hadn't been out there in hours.
Once the fire began to spread, Palmer began knocking on neighbors' doors to alert them about getting out of their home -- away from the blaze and to safety.
Palmer has found one of his two dogs that were inside the apartment when the fire broke out. He said he knows the other dog made it out safely, but they got separated at some point.
Meanwhile, there are no other injuries reported at this point.
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