News: 4 displaced after power strip sparks apartment fire in N Austin
AUSTIN, TX – Four people were displaced following an electrical fire in an apartment in North Austin tonight, according to the Austin Fire Department.
1630 Rutland final, cause electrical failure of power strip ignited bedroom content. $25k structure, 10k content. 4 adults displaced. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/BNfVJQzSbH— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) March 18, 2021
The incident happened at 1630 Rutland Drive, when a power strip experienced an electrical failure and sparked a fire in a bedroom.
The fire was contained to the bedroom, and no injuries were reported in the blaze.
Four people were displaced as a result, and the structure sustained $25,000 worth of damage. The contents of the bedroom, worth about $10,000, were also destroyed.
No further information is available at this time.
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