16 families displaced when large fire rips through NW Houston apartment complex, HFD says

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Fire rips through apartments just off US 290
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At least 16 families were driven out of their homes on Tuesday after a massive fire ripped through their units just off U.S. 290.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- About 16 families have been displaced after a large fire ripped through their apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at about 1 p.m. in the 5900 block of Flintlock in the Flint at 290 apartments near Highway 290 in northwest Houston.

When SkyEye arrived at the fire, the roof of the apartment complex was seen engulfed in the flames. It's unclear what sparked the fire, but a total of 16 units were damaged in the blaze.

A woman told ABC13 she wasn't aware of the fire until her brother called her.

"I was coming in, and I heard the fire trucks. Me and my family, we started walking around, and we came around, and it look like it was her (sister's) apartment. So I jumped out and was calling her name," the woman's brother recalled.

While the Houston Fire Department said no firefighters or civilians were injured, one firefighter was treated for dehydration.

The Red Cross is working to help the impacted families.

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