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Branson Fairbrother, left, and Adrian Perez with some of the roomfuls of clothing they have collected for other victims of Friday’s fatal fire. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Their first impulse was to help

Branson Fairbrother was among an unknown number of people who lost all their belongings in the fatal fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pad apartments early last Friday, but he’s not dwelling on it

Teams of investigators search the rubble of the Iconic Village and Vintage Pad apartment complexes Sunday. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

‘We don’t know how many’

Search and recovery operations at the apartment buildings affected by Friday’s inferno will continue until officials are certain that every resident and potential victim is accounted for, investiga

With their platform lowered to ground level, firefighters wait to continue spraying down the building until another firefighter can break open the windows in the apartments facing the parking lot. Daylight streams from a breech in the roof of the buiding, which was one of several that burned. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey

Investigators Recover Bodies from Apartment Fire Scene

Fire investigators recovered three bodies Sunday morning from the scene of the fire that caused extensive damage at Iconic Village apartments and Vintage Pads apartments early Friday morning.

Firefighters from the San Marcos Fire Department spray water from the department’s bucket truck onto the roof of Building 500 at Iconic Village Apartments Friday morning after a fire broke out there in the pre-dawn hours. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

At least 3 deceased, 6 hurt, 200 displaced, 1 missing

Emergency personnel are beginning search and recovery efforts today as five people remain unaccounted for after a Friday fire at the Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartment complexes.

Ira Burlin of Sweden (left) was among early arrivals for Float Fest on Friday. She and her group of friends came fully prepared, they said. Daily Record photo by Toy Mendez

Float Fest kicks off in sizzling heat

Float Fest five is underway, with many attendees arriving Friday morning to snag prime camping spots and prepare for the next two days of festival fun. Float Fest was over