July 2018 Apartment Fire

Resources, assistance, and updates on investigation

Assistance and donations

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 City is not accepting material donations, such as clothes and home goods.    

Resources for Texas State University Students

Texas State University has announced several programs and funds available to students who have been affected by the fire. Information has been emailed to all students, faculty and staff and is posted online at http://safety.txstate.edu/emergency-communications.html. Students needing assistance after hours can contact the non-emergency number for University Police at 512.245.2805, and they will be forwarded to a staff member from Student Emergency Services.

Security and access to site

Aug. 24, 2018 update: Access to the site is restricted due to safety concerns regarding the structural integrity of the building and the presence of asbestos, as well as to protect the integrity of ongoing investigations. The property's insurance company is now in control of the site, and all inquires should be directed to their legal counsel:

Jennifer D. Akre

Hartline, Dacus, Barger & Dryer

Jakre@hdbdlaw.com

(713) 951-4108 Office

Status of investigation

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fire. At this time, no origin or cause have been identified. 

Through the course of the investigation it was determined that battery-powered smoke alarms, compliant with Texas Property Code 92.255, were installed within individual apartments. Reference: Texas Property Code 92.255; amended on 7/18/2015

Fire and Building Codes

The City of San Marcos uses the International Code Council Codes, found online at:  

https://codes.iccsafe.org/public

City of San Marcos Inspection reports