Three-alarm fire breaks out at apartment complex

The displaced residents were moved into available units.

January 2, 2011 6:02:19 PM PST
Several people are looking for new places to live after flames gutted an apartment building in southwest Houston. The fire started around 9pm Saturday at the Waterfall Park apartment complex on Corporate Drive near Caraway.

When firefighters arrived, part of the two-story, 16-unit building was already engulfed with flames. The flames were so powerful that it turned into a three-alarm fire. Neighbors say it started in an upstairs unit, but no one was inside of that apartment.

One building was destroyed by flames. However, no one was hurt in the fire since neighbors were on a mission to make sure everyone made it out OK.

"We knocked on doors and went around to the back, wherever it started at on the other side and they were knocking on doors and got everybody out," said eyewitness Karen Franklin. "Thank God everything, there wasn't anybody in there. That's what my concern was."

Management relocated the displaced families to other units in the complex. And the Red Cross is helping those families with food, clothing and other supplies.

No one was hurt in the fire, and the cause is under investigation.