5 people still unaccounted for more than 24 hours after San Marcos apartment fire

6 suffered non-life-threatening injuries, 1 critical

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SAN MARCOS, Texas – San Marcos officials say five people are unaccounted for and one person was critically injured following an early-morning apartment fire.

Officials released the names of the unaccounted for individuals Friday afternoon:

James Miranda 
Haley Frizzell
Belinda Moats
David Ortiz
Dru Estes

Those with information on their whereabouts are asked to contact the information hotline at 512-754-2291.

Firefighters are carefully waiting for the building walls to collapse before they can go in and search for possible victims.

On Saturday, investigators from several agencies will begin the task of trying to figure out what started the fire and what caused it to spread so quickly.

Crews will be working all weekend long to search through the rubble. A news conference with updates is expected to take place Monday.

A total of seven people were injured, but five suffered non-life-threatening injuries, city officials said. The individual who suffered critical injuries was taken to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio and three people that suffered non-serious injuries in the fire have been released from medical care.


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