HOUSTON — Houston firefighters responded to a burning apartment building Monday morning in the Greenspoint area, according to the Houston Fire Department.
Fire crews arrived to the 13000 block of Northborough Street around 3:43 a.m.
Resident Kenneth Bishop lowered his fiancée down to safety and ran back in to save their next door neighbor.
Another neighbor, Jacoby Ross, cut his hands by breaking a window to escape.
No firefighters were injured and the flames were extinguished.
Officials say at least 16 apartments are now uninhabitable and The American Red Cross was called to the scene to help residents find a place to stay.
The Red Cross opened an emergency shelter at the New Light Christian Church at 1535 Greens Mark in north Houston.
Displaced residents were given a warm bed, food and emotional support. Disaster case workers will meet with displaced families, assess their needs and help build their individualized recovery plans.
Greenhouse International Church is also accepting donations to help the families affected.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The following images were taken at the scene:
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