PHOTOS: More than two dozen people have been displaced Friday after a massive 2-alarm fire tore through an apartment complex in northwest Harris County, damaging at least 24 units, firefighters said.
The fire took place at the Haverstock Hills apartments at the 5600 block of Aldine Bender Road near Humble just before 1 a.m. Friday, responders said.
Eastex Firefighters responded to the fire at the 3-story apartment complex and worked with seven agencies to get the fire under control, said Laurie Christensen, Harris County Fire Marshal.
Caroline Dalcour said she barely had enough time to get out."Somebody was banging and banging and telling us to get out," she said. "I just grabbed my purse with my bank card and money and ran out."She exited her apartment still wearing her night clothes, she said.
Neighbors were throwing bricks at apartment doors trying to get the attention of others who were still inside their apartment, she said.
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A woman was taken to the hospital after being burned in a flash fire inside a food truck in east Austin Thursday evening.
According to a tweet from Austin-Travis County EMS, medics responded to the 1500 block of East Sixth Street near the Texas State Cemetary at 7:23 p.m. One woman was burned and taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.
The Austin Fire Department says someone was trying to light a grill when the flames flashed up.
KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin
After a fire breaks out at a local apartment complex, multiple families are left to pick up the pieces. But hours later, more devastating news for one family after someone breaks into their mother's apartment.
Semone Taylor received a call from her brother Tuesday morning about a fire at her mom’s apartment on Jennifer Drive in Killeen.
“He called me at 5:33 in the morning and said ‘momma’s apartment building is on fire.’ He had to tell me four times before I actually realized it,” she said.
A sense of shock for Taylor as she rushed to her mom’s apartment. Her mom’s apartment was one of several units damaged in the fire.
“What was going through your mind at the time?” News 10 asked.
“Where is my momma --- the whole time,” she answered.
Hours after the fire was put out, they were hit with another low.
“I got a call…they took her stuff. I was like, are you kidding?” Taylor said.
It wasn’t a joke.
KWTX-TV 10 News Waco
Waco firefighters rescued two dogs Thursday evening after responding to a report of a house fire in the 3300 block of North 27th Street.
Smoke was pouring from the one-story house when the first crews arrived at around 6:35 p.m. Thursday.
Firefighters extinguished the flames in about 10 minutes and brought the two dogs to safety.
"They had got one dog out but this one was in there," says homeowner Pamela Harding who was holding her puppy.
"They found her and I'm grateful that they found her, and that no one was home," she said.
Officials say no one was in the house when the fire, which destroyed the laundry room, started.
The rest of the home sustained minor smoke damage.
The cause is under investigation.
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Littlefield Fire Rescue and Littlefield police responded to a reported structure fire near South Westside Ave. and West 6th street Thursday afternoon.
First responders found the front of the house fully engulfed in flames. According to police a 67-year-old resident suffering heavily from smoke inhalation was removed from the house by a neighbor.
Police report Catrina Williams Robinson, 31, was seen running from the house moments before flames were seen at the front of the home. Witnesses were able to identify her.
Robinson came back to the scene where she was detained by Littlefield police. Robinson was arrested and charged by a State Fire Marshal. She's booked into the Lamb County Jail.
She's charged with attempted capital murder, arson and retaliation.
KJTV-TV 34 Fox Lubbock
Fire crews in the area continue to battle range fires across the area.
The Texas A&M Forest Service said the Copper Breaks Fire in Hardeman County is considered 84 percent while reaching 7,206 acres. While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, nearly 130 personnel worked the fire yesterday and will continue today from the ground and air.
Crews have been working directly at the fire’s edge to construct, connect and maintain containment lines. Firefighters also are putting out flare-ups and hot spots.
There are currently no reports of injuries or primary residence losses due to this fire. The Copper Breaks Fire sparked Friday near Quanah.
In the next county over in Cottle County, firefighters are working on the Bird Ranch Fire.
That fire is considered 85 percent and is 9,931 acres long.
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