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Elderly Woman Dies In Northwest Austin Fourplex Fire
An elderly woman is dead after a fire swept through a fourplex in Northwest Austin Friday afternoon.
It happened at around 2:15 p.m. in the 11800 block of Alpheus Avenue, just north of Duval Road between Hwy 183 and MoPac.
Fire officials say heavy fire was coming out of the home when first responders arrived.
Crews searched in heavy flames for a reported victim – that person was found and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities think the elderly woman might have been bedridden. Paramedics treated two others at the scene who were not seriously hurt.
The fire was out by 3:20 p.m.
Fire officials say they think it started in an upstairs unit. The fire forced eight people from their homes.
Just yesterday an elderly woman died in a house fire in far Northwest Austin.