Fire rips through Houston apartment complex

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fireHOUSTON, TX – Fires can destroy in a short amount of time, but their effect can be felt long after the flames are extinguished. Eleven families are without a home, after a fire that ripped through portions of the Fairmount Apartments on Hillcroft.

Capt. Ruy Lozano from HFD said, “There were 3 alarms, we got over 120 firefighters out here… it’s a big fire.”

High winds made the flames hard to fight, totally consuming six units, while adjacent apartments received smoke and water damage. The good news is no one was hurt.

Residents are comforted by the Red Cross, as they face having to put their lives back together; but those with water and smoke damage are not so lucky. Fairmount Apartments management says those families who had damage due to water or smoke, will not get Red Cross help.

Assistant manager Consuelo Almeida says, “Unfortunately 6 of our families are having to do without any help except some blankets we got from the Red Cross; if anybody wants to, we’ll take food for these people we’ll take clothes, we’ll take whatever donations anyone’s heart is willing to give them.”