Seven people, including kids, injured in SW Houston fire

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Seven people are taken to the hospital after an apartment fire. (KTRK)

Seven people were taken to the hospital after an apartment fire in southwest Houston early this morning.

It happened at the Marinette Gardens Apartments in Sharpstown, when firefighters say an apartment where three children and their grandmother lived caught fire.

Three other people saw the fire and ran inside the apartment to rescue the grandmother and her grandchildren.

Their mother was on her way home from work and was not home at the time.

All of the children, their grandmother and the three people who rescued them were taken to the hospital. At this point, we have no word on their condition.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire quickly. No one else was hurt.

One building was damaged by water and smoke.

Elaine Perkins lives below the apartment that caught fire.

"It was really scary because I had experienced a fire seven years ago so it was really scary for me and my daughter, so I had experienced it again but we live in a great community. We have really good neighbors. We all rallied together," said Perkins.

The fire is currently being investigated by Houston Arson Bureau.

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