Townhomes damaged by flames in SW Houston

Firefighters were busy battling a fire at a townhome early this morning in southwest Houston.

February 29, 2012 8:31:58 AM PST
An early morning fire had people scrambling out of their townhomes in southwest Houston this morning.

The fire broke out around 3am at a unit in the back of the Copper Tree townhome complex on West Airport Boulevard and Bob White. It took crews about an hour to put it out.

Firefighters continued to put out hot spots throughout the morning, but the district chief tells Eyewitness News they were able to primarily contain the flames to one unit.

One neighbor says she woke up to the smell of smoke and then saw an orange glow from the flames shooting from her next door neighbor's townhome. The resident went over and knocked on her neighbor's door, but she says her neighbor and her kids were not home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters say a unit did suffer fire damage and another unit water damage, but the unit where the fire started is a total loss.

Fortunately, no one was hurt.