AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin firefighters were able to put out a fire at a north Austin apartment complex near North Lamar Boulevard Thursday night.

The Austin Fire Department says it happened at 701 West Longspur Boulevard. The apartments listed at that address are the Longspur Crossing Apartments.

The department says the blaze was contained to one unit with heavy damage. Twenty nine residents living in eight units will be displaced due to damage to the building’s electric service. They are being helped by apartment management.

No one was hurt, AFD said.

The fire was accidental and started in a water heater closet on the second floor balcony, AFD said.

  • A fire broke out at a north Austin apartment complex off West Longspur Boulevard Thursday night (KXAN/Tim Holcomb)
  • A fire broke out at a north Austin apartment complex off West Longspur Boulevard Thursday night (KXAN/Tim Holcomb)
  • A fire broke out at a north Austin apartment complex off West Longspur Boulevard Thursday night (KXAN/Tim Holcomb)