Fire rips through SW Houston apartments

September 5, 2009 5:03:53 PM PDT
The holiday's not off to a very good start for several families at a southwest Houston apartment complex. A fire kicked them out of their homes Saturday afternoon. The flames broke out in one building of the complex on Westbranch near Bellaire. It started on the first floor and the flames quickly spread to the second floor and the attic. Part of the roof caved in. Firefighters also had to deal with another obstacle.

"There was a dead hydrant in the back of the apartment," said Houston Fire Department District Chief Tommy Dowdy. "It took a little bit longer to get the water supply established, pulled a second alarm. Had four additional pumpers here to keep the manpower rotating through."

Nine units sustained smoke and water damage. No one was hurt and it's unknown how the fire started.

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