5 displaced due to east Austin apartment fire


(Photo: Austin Fire Department)

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the fire happened Monday night.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Five people are displaced after a fire at an apartment complex in east Austin Monday night.

An Austin Fire Department shift commander said they responded to a two-story apartment building at 1306 Mc Kie Dr. around 9:45 p.m. The area is south of U.S. Highway 183 and east of Interstate 35.

Damage is limited to the first floor apartment.

On Tuesday, AFD said there were about $15,000 in damage and that the fire was caused by an unattended candle.

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