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12:30 UPDATE Fire Engulfs San Marcos Apartment Complex
(Credit: City of San Marcos)
San Marcos officials say one person is critically injured at Brooke Army Medical Center and five others have non-life threatening injuries from a massive apartment fire this morning. The blaze has destroyed 110 units. About 200 residents are impacted by the Iconic Village Apartments and Village Pad complexes.
City of San Marcos officials confirm 6 people were injured in a fire that erupted early Friday morning. At least 110 apartments have been destroyed in the Iconic Village and Village Pads apartment complexes, City Fire Marshall Kelly Kistner continued, that leaves at least 200 people displaced from their homes.
Fire Fighters were still trying to put down the flames at 11:00 this morning. Kistner explained they, along with State Fire Marshall and ATF agents will investigate the fire once it is put out.
The City has set up a hotline for residents and people seeking information on their loved ones who were displaced by the fire at Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments at 512.754.2291.
The San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins has been established as a shelter for those displaced by the fire.
Fire crews from San Marcos, Kyle, New Braunfels, and Hays County have been battling a massive blaze that touched off early Friday morning at the Iconic Village Apartments, about 1/2-mile away from the Texas State university campus.
Six people were injured when the fire erupted at 5:00 a.m. It began in one building but quickly jumped to a second building. The conditions of the six people who were hurt are not known.
Residents were evacuated to a nearby shopping center off of LBJ Drive.
The Central Texas Red Cross has dispatched a crew to help people who have been displaced.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
USE ALTERNATE ROUTE: SM Fire & Police are on site at a structure fire at Iconic Village Apts. Please avoid the area around LBJ, Ramsay & Clark Streets. Six injured have been transported to area hospitals. Fire Dept is currently working the fire. pic.twitter.com/E0yhUtUqQj— San Marcos (@CityofSanMarcos) July 20, 2018
Some of the damage at the Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments in San Marcos after fire forced hundreds of people out early this morning. In the 2nd pic,what I can see of firefighters still hosing down the roof of one building.Steam is rising from the building @cbsaustin pic.twitter.com/GdTnw4AlFR— Adela Uchida (@adelauchida) July 20, 2018