52 Clear Creek ISD students among victims displaced after apartment fire in Webster

Friday, August 19, 2022
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While it's unclear what sparked the fire, the Red Cross will be assisting the victims and Clear Creek ISD said "CCISD Cares" has been activated to also help students.

WEBSTER, Texas (KTRK) -- Multiple people were displaced when a large fire broke out at an apartment complex in the Webster area on Thursday.

At about 5 p.m., the Houston Fire Department shared that multiple crews were working to put out the flames at 240 El Dorado Blvd. In an evening update, fire crews said that about 24 units were lost as a result of the blaze.

A video sent into our newsroom showed multiple units engulfed in the flames. They stated that no injuries have been reported, but rain, thunder and lightning didn't make it easy.

About 75 people were displaced from their homes. Clear Creek ISD contacted ABC13 and shared that 52 students, who just started school two days ago, live at that apartment complex.

The district activated the emergency resources from "CCISD Cares," which will provide assistance in the coming days to give the students and their families clothing, toiletries, food and other needed aid.

Funds donated to CCISD Cares will go directly toward the students and families impacted by the blaze.

It's unclear what sparked the fire, but a fire chief said it's possible it may have been a lightning strike from the storms that rolled into the area.