Firefighter injured in massive southwest Houston apartment fire

8 apartments damaged by fire, officials say

HOUSTON – A firefighter was injured and eight apartments were damaged in a massive fire at a southwest Houston complex Sunday afternoon.

There two-alarm fire happened at 1:25 p.m. at the Ashford Creek Apartments in the 3800 block of Synott Road.

Residents said the fire started on the balcony of one of the apartments and quickly spread.

"I was, like, running and banging on people’s door, like, 'Get out immediately,' or whatever," resident Shirlisa Davis said.

High temperatures, mixed with high humidity and the heat from the fire, made conditions dangerous for firefighters. One of them hurt his leg, officials said, but his injuries do not appear to be severe.

The fire was under control by about 2:40 p.m.

The cause of the fire was being investigated, firefighters said.

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