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Fire damages Pearland apartment complex

PEARLAND, Texas – A Pearland apartment fire Saturday morning forced many families out of their homes.

The fire happened overnight at the Whispering Winds apartments off Westminster Road.

Firefighters found heavy flames shooting out of the roof of a two-story building.

Officials said they had to call other fire departments to help get the blaze under control.

A total of 16 units are damaged; 12 have fire damage and all of them have water damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Pearland Fire Department arson fire marshal.

One person was hurt and was treated on the scene. No one was taken to the hospital.

The Red Cross is helping the impacted tenants find temporary living arrangements.