Families lose everything in 2-alarm apartment fire in SW Houston

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Residents said they were able to escape with their lives as flames engulfed a building early this morning

Residents at a southwest Houston apartment complex said they lost everything after a two-alarm fire early this morning.

At least 16 units were damaged after the fire broke out sometime before 5:30am at the Westchase Ranch apartments on Hayes Street at Wickersham Lane.
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Courtney Fischer is live at a 2-alarm fire at Hayes and Wickersham in southwest Houston.

At 5:44am HFD called for a second alarm as the flames engulfed the building.

Neighbors ran from unit to unit, banging on doors to make sure everyone got out. A pregnant woman with several children were among those who escaped with their lives.

There is no word on any injuries, but there is severe damage to the apartment building.

HFD says no people needed rescue, but one lucky dog was saved.

They are now looking for the dog's owner.
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A two-alarm fire has broken out at Westchase Ranch in southwest Houston

Arson investigators are now looking into the cause of the fire, which was put out around 6:40am.

The Red Cross is now working to help those families who lost their homes and their belongings.

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Firefighters battle a two-alarm apartment fire in SW Houston

Several residents told Eyewitness News that the building which caught fire this morning is next to the site of another fire earlier this year.

Eyewitness News brought you news of two recent fires at the same complex, including one in March and another in May.

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