Brush Fire Destroys Building In Cedar Park, No Major Injuries Are Reported: Officials Said  


Rookmini Tewari


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August 9, 2023

Brush Fire Destroys Building In Cedar Park

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    Officials said a large brush fire destroyed the building in the Cedar Park Apartment on Tuesday night. Multiple other buildings were also killed, and no major injuries have been reported. According to the information of Mayor Jim Penniman-Morin said that building ten at the Bexley at Silverado apartment at 12820 West Parmer Lane was a huge loss.  

    Two buildings collapsed, Cedar Park Fire Chief James Mallinger stated at a news conference. There were some minimal injuries, he said further. The Red Cross is helping those affected, currently setting up shelter operations for displaced people.

    Officials continuously ask people to avoid the area along with adjacent roadways, including West Parmer Lane, E.Whitestone Boulevard, and so on, surrounded by the roadways. Fire crew members protected nearby businesses, residences, and several other developing lands.

    Fire officials are still working with the apartment complex where they can determine a safe time to evacuate for returning to their homes.

    Based on the information from BBC World Service, “The fire began around 6:16 p.m. Around 10 p.m., the Texas A&M Forest Service tweeted that the fire had burned an estimated 120 acres and was 0% contained. The agency, which has responded to more than 100 wildfires statewide over the last week, said crews were on the way to the Austin suburb. Cedar Park Fire says the Forest Service will use bulldozers to create a containment line around the fire.”

    One person gets affected by minor injuries, the city police said. Officials stated again the fire caught around the Bexley building and then jumped into FM 1431.

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