East Austin apartment fire displaces six

Picture: Austin Fire Department

Six people, including two children, are displaced Saturday after a fire in their apartment Saturday afternoon.

Austin Fire Department responded to the Villas on 6th Apartments, 2011 E 6th Street, for a report of fire on a third story balcony.

Firefighters knocked down the flames a short time later, limiting fire damage to one apartment but two other units suffered water damage.

Four adults and six children are displaced but are being assisted by the apartment management.

Damage is estimated at $75,000. Cause is still under investigation.

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