VIDEO: Houston firefighters responded to large fires at two apartment complexes on the southwest side late Thursday.
A citizen was burned and two firefighters were treated for medical issues, HFD Chief Samuel Peña later said.
One fire was reported at 11675 W Bellfort after 10 p.m.
The good news there, no one was seriously hurt, but 30 to 40 people are now homeless because of it. Firefighters believe it started on the first floor and spread to the third. Families, including children, made it out unharmed. It took about 20 minutes to get that fire under control.
Less than an hour earlier, another fire was reported at the Inwood Garden Apartments at 6110 Fairdale in the Galleria area. Neighbors there say a man was badly burned, and a firefighter also suffered lesser injuries.
The fire chief said another firefighter was also treated.