Three-alarm fire erupts at Galleria-area apartments

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3-alarm fire erupts at apartments in Galleria-area, Kaitlin McCulley reports.

Firefighters spent most of Wednesday afternoon battling a three-alarm apartment fire in the Galleria-area. The fire started at Courtyard Condominiums at the corner of Sage and Richmond around 3pm.

No one was injured but approximately 30 units were damaged. HFD says more than 100 firefighters battled the fire.

James Roark says he rescued his neighbors' pets before escaping from his unit.

"I've lived here for 30 years," Roark said. "I'm going to miss a lot of things, so we're lucky we have friends in the area and I think they are going to put us up for the a little bit until we can figure things out."

Rosenthal Jackson and his wife live at the condominiums as well.

"Something smelled like barbecue. We was there since ten o'clock this morning and no one was barbecuing. But there was like this same smell that you smell now that's what we smelled about one-thirty, two o'clock," Jackson said.

Arson police are investigating the cause of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting displaced families.

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