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Horseshoe Bay condo fire displaces families

High Vista Condominiums in Horseshoe Bay

A fire at the High Vista Condominiums on June 1 displaced three families. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

A fire at the High Vista Condominiums in Horseshoe Bay on Tuesday, June 1, displaced three families.

Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue Capt. Josh Wimberley said the department received the fire call at 9:11 p.m. and were on the scene at Out Yonder and Poker Chip by 9:17 p.m.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze.

The fire only involved one of three units, though a second suffered smoke damage. A third family was moved because their condo didn’t have utilities, the captain added.

“Fortunately, we were able to put a stop on the fire and keep it from spreading to other units,” he said. 

High Vista Condominiums has 12 units. 

Fire Chief Brent Batla said the fire originated on the first floor of one of the units, but the cause is undetermined.

Fire units and first responders cleared the scene at 12:13 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, after crews thoroughly checked the three affected units.

Marble Falls Fire Rescue, Horseshoe Bay police, and Marble Falls Area EMS also responded to the call.

Batla and Wimberley commended everyone on the scene.

“The crews did a spectacular job stopping it,” the chief said.

“We were hoping to have that positive outcome because it doesn’t always go that way,” Wimberley added.