photo submitted by the city of San Marcos
Apartment fire injures at least six, still active
UPDATE: (11:44 a.m.): The foam is not fire suppression foam, but likely residue from the burned units. We are reporting the information as it is available.
UPDATE (10:40 a.m.): RIVER CLOSED TODAY: Fire suppression foam has made its way into the river. Please refrain from swimming in the water until further notice. Signs are being posted near affected areas.
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.
An 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 5 a.m. at Iconic Village Apartments at 222 Ramsay St., engulfing one building and moving to a second building.
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.
This is a working incident so there will be more information to follow.
Submitted by the city of San Marcos