Cedar Park Blaze: Uniting in Recovery and Relief After Recent Wildfire

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Cedar Park Blaze: Uniting in Recovery and Relief After Recent Wildfire 


Cedar Park Fire, August 2023 

On Tuesday, August 8th, the City of Cedar Park experienced a wildfire in the brush behind 12820 W Parmer Ln, near Bexley at Silverado Apartments. The fire destroyed one building with 20 occupied units, another building with 31 occupied units was damaged, and an estimated 50 acres of brush were lost. About 300 apartment units, 95 townhomes, and several nearby businesses were evacuated, said Fire Chief James Mallinger on Wednesday. 

The American Red Cross was on the scene within 35 minutes, providing assistance to families and individuals in need. Hill Country Bible Church, located at 3351 Little Elm Trail in Cedar Park, has opened its doors as a temporary evacuation center in collaboration with the American Red Cross. 

Although the tragic fire was 80% contained as of late Wednesday, August 9th, support and donations are much needed to assist residents.  

More Information about the Red Cross response to the Cedar Park Fire is available at https://rdcrss.org/3KAPuwa.   

How to Help 

To be part of the relief efforts, listed below are organizations that are accepting and distributing aid.  

The City of Cedar Park has partnered with CTCF to collect, manage, and distribute financial donations for residents affected by the fire through the Parmer Lane Fire Recovery Fund. 

Wildfire Resources, Wildfire Prevention  

Because so many of our member communities are currently in the area of “Red Flag Warning”, the Austin Apartment Association has organized some resources for rental housing providers and property managers.  

Red Cross Disaster Action Teams and Training 

The Austin Apartment Association partners with the Red Cross Central and South Texas Region to certify volunteers to be a part of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) in our region. Volunteering with DAT means responding and providing immediate support to people affected by home fires and other disasters.  

Join us to answer the call when your neighbors need help! Disaster Action Teams are the first to respond to all disasters and events within the community. 

Learn more about this volunteer opportunity here 

If you are interested in being a part of helping our community when disaster strikes one of our rental housing members, filling out the volunteer form will ensure you are notified and have access to the next steps for becoming certified, including additional online training. Complete Red Cross Volunteer Application 


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