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Fire destroys Horseshoe Bay condominiums, electrical issues cited

Fire crews responded to a blaze around 8:30 p.m. April 26 at the Tall Timbers condominium complex in the 700 block of Horseshoe Bay Boulevard. A number of units were evacuated but no injuries were reported. Staff photo by Connie Swinney


HORSESHOE BAY — A fire destroyed two units and damaged at least three others at a condominium complex on April 26, fire investigators said.Crews responded to the blaze at the Tall Timbers complex, in the 700 block of Horseshoe Bay Boulevard, about 8:30 p.m. that evening and took about four hours to get under control, Fire Chief Jim Fiero said.

“Initial investigations have shown that it’s probably electrical. We have an area of origin that we’re looking at very carefully,” Fiero said. “It appears to have been an accidental or electrical fire.”

The tenants of two of the threatened town-home style condos evacuated safely, while two others — including the unit where the fire originated — were unoccupied, Fiero said.

“We did have some challenges when our units first arrived,” he said. “The first fire hydrant right at the parking lot, when they tried to lay a five-inch line from it, the fire hydrant was damaged and could not be used.”

Crews used water from tankers until other agencies connected to hydrants which were farther away, Fiero said. Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department assisted with the fire.

The blaze destroyed two of the units, while three others sustained heavy smoke damage, he said.