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1 dead, damage tops $100,000 in Austin fire

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Posted: Apr 21, 2014 1:12 PM

Updated: Apr 21, 2014 1:13 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Fire officials in Austin say one man has died and damages are more than $100,000 after a blaze broke out an apartment complex.

Name of the victim in the fire early Monday in northeast Austin hasn't been immediately released. He was found unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene. The fire was in a kitchen in one of the units.

More than 30 people have been displaced by the fire. The Red Cross and apartment management are working to provide them temporary housing or to return to their residences.

Cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Topics: Fire Fatal-Austin

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