Family escapes apartment fire in SW Houston

October 8, 2011 6:07:45 AM PDT
A family was able to escape from their burning apartment in southwest Houston overnight without injury.

The fire started around 12am Saturday at the Stonegate Apartments on Bellerive.

A family -- including children -- was inside, but they managed to get out safely.

By the time firefighters arrived, flames were shooting out of the second story unit.

Crews put out the fire before it could spread to any nearby buildings.

The cause remains under investigation.