Firefighter injured, 17 apartments destroyed in massive fire
Cause of fire under investigation, officials say
HOUSTON – A massive two-alarm blaze left a firefighter injured and destroyed 17 units at a west Houston apartment complex early Tuesday morning.
The fire was reported at 4:39 a.m. at Briarwood Apartments near the intersection of Winrock Boulevard and Westheimer Road.
No residents were injured, but a firefighter suffered a cut to his head, officials said. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The fire was deemed under control just after 6 a.m.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.