Firefighters battle blaze with flames shooting from roof of townhome in Heights area

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2-alarm fire in the Heights (KTRK)

Firefighters worked to bring a two-alarm apartment fire under control Monday afternoon in Houston's Heights. The fire burned a four-story apartment building in the 2600 block of Washington at Oliver.

The second alarm was requested at 2:46pm, according to the Houston Fire Department.

According to HFD, one man became trapped on the roof while trying to put out the fire with a garden hose. Firefighters rescued him using a ladder and the man was taken to the hospital. Firefighters also rescued a dog.

The structure suffered heavy fire, water and smoke damage. HFD Arson Bureau is investigating this fire, but it appears to have started near the top of the 4 structure town home.
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