One person suffered critical injuries in this morning’s apartment fire and was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment. Officials have confirmed that five others suffered non life-threatening injuries, and four people remain unaccounted for. Other residents have transported themselves to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries so the number receiving treatment may increase.
An information hotline has been established 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.
Shelter, assistance and donations
The San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, has been established as a shelter for people displaced by the fire at Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments. Central Texas Medical Center is providing meals, and the Red Cross is on site.
A family assistance center will be established for people affected by the fire at Westover Baptist Church, 1310 Advance Street.
Donations may be made to the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team at www.br3t.org, clicking “Donate,” and entering the word “Iconic” in the comments.
The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is accepting pets of residents that have been displaced by the fires for temporary safekeeping.
Officials estimate that approximately 200 residents have been affected by the fire.
The fire is contained, but firefighting operations are ongoing. Once they are complete, the City of San Marcos Fire Marshal’s office will conduct the investigation in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Due to runoff from the firefighting efforts into the San Marcos River, the San Marcos River will be closed to swimming and tubing within the City limits.
The early morning apartment fire has injured at least six people and continues to burn as firefighters from San Marcos, New Braunfels and Kyle fight the blaze.
The fire started just before 4:30 a.m. at Iconic Village Apartments at 222 Ramsay St., engulfing one building and moving to a second building. The fire has also damaged one building at Vintage Pads Apartments, located at 1000 N LBJ Drive.
Six people have been transported to area hospitals with conditions unknown at this time.
City officials are advising residents to avoid the area of LBJ, Ramsay and Clark Streets. LBJ is blocked between Younger and Walnut Streets, as are the intersections of E. Bluebonnet and Mandalay; W. Bluebonnet and Walnut; and Clark and Walnut.