Woman's southeast Houston apartment burns while she is at hospital in labor; arson investigating

Firefighters at the scene of a 1-alarm blaze in southeast Houston

November 23, 2013 9:02:25 PM PST
A southeast apartment caught fire Saturday morning after the pregnant tenant was taken to an area hospital with labor pains.

Houston Fire Department arson investigators are looking into the cause of the one-alarm blaze, which broke out just before 9:30am in the 10900 block of Tanner Park Court near the Gulf Freeway.

According to HFD, one apartment unit was totally involved in fire and the surrounding apartments sustained smoke and water damage.

No injuries were reported. We're told the woman who lived in the apartment where the fire started was pregnant and had gone to the hospital with labor pains.

The Red Cross was called out to assist residents displaced by the blaze.

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