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Huge Fire At Apartment Complex Near Westheimer and Crescent Park

An intensive investigation has been launched following a significant 2-alarm apartment fire that occurred on Thursday evening in Houston. The fire broke out in a residential building located on the 11700 block of Westheimer, as reported by the Houston Fire Department.

The fire, which originated from the second story of the apartment complex, was a shocking sight for residents like Victoria Nash, who described seeing smoke billowing from her building. Despite initial challenges in securing a water supply, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. Nash, like many others, was forced to hastily evacuate, grabbing only essential belongings and her dog, facing the daunting task of finding shelter in the middle of the night.

The fire caused extensive damage to 12 units within the apartment complex, prompting the involvement of the Red Cross to assist affected residents. All residents were reported to have evacuated safely, although one firefighter was hospitalized for a check-up. The firefighter’s condition is reported to be stable, with no injuries sustained by residents.

The aftermath of the fire left many residents, including Nash, uncertain about the salvageability of their belongings due to potential water damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but residents suspect it was triggered by a malfunctioning dryer. LA Honore, another resident, recounted that maintenance requests for dryer servicing had been made but were unaddressed, leading to the rapid spread of the fire upon usage of the appliance.

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