Lightning may have caused Conroe fire

CONROE, Texas (KTRK) -- Firefighters say lightning may to be blame for an apartment fire Saturday night.

It happened at the Autumn Woods Apartments in Conroe.

Firefighters say they received a call around 10 p.m. It was a two-alarm fire.

Firefighters say it took about an hour-and-a-half to get the fire under control.

An entire building suffered damaged. There are 16 units in the building, 8 were heavily damaged.

Residents describe hearing loud thunder when it happened.

"Flames were shooting up about 50 feet in the air," said Ken Bufkin, a resident.

The American Red Cross is assisting the 41 one residents that were impacted by the fire.

This marks the second apartment fire in a week in Montgomery County where lightning was a suspected cause.
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