- Taylor Goldenstein American-Statesman Staff
A dozen people were displaced by a fire New Year’s Day morning that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage at a northeast Austin apartment complex.
The Austin Fire Department responded to the fire at the Avesta Agave apartments on 1901 East Anderson Lane at about 9:45 a.m. and evacuated the building. Crews had extinguished the fire by about 10:15 a.m., officials said.
Fire officials said they believe an air conditioning malfunction started the fire in the attic.
The fire caused about $90,000 in damages and the building lost power, officials said.
The local Red Cross is assisting displaced residents in finding temporary housing.