This morning residents at a local Temple apartment complex were forced to evacuate their homes due to a fire in an empty apartment. As rescue crews arrived at the Ramona Courtyard Apartments on the 500 block of West Avenue G in Temple, they were able to evacuate the apartments surrounding the one that was on fire.  The unit in question was not occupied at the time and had recently been renovated.  It sustained serious fire and smoke damage.

The cause of the fire was believed to be accidental.