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Mother says she’s 'lucky to be alive’ after massive blaze at apartment complex in Tomball

TOMBALL, Texas – Early Thursday morning an apartment building in Tomball caught fire and flames quickly ripped into the sky.

“It’s heart-wrenching and it just happened so fast,” said Jamie Dixon, who moved into the apartment complex two months ago.

Dixon said she woke up, smelled smoke and went outside.

“And I saw flames and I kind of stood there in shock for a second,” said Dixon.

Then she and her husband grabbed their daughters and ran across the street to safety as the blaze continued to burn.

“I just watched it spread from that corner towards our apartment and all I kept thinking was, 'Oh my God, we are going to lose everything… My baby daughter right here was crying and all she kept saying was, ‘Our house, our house. Where we going to live?’” exclaimed Dixon.

Dixon said the experience was traumatic for her 4-year-old daughter, who kept begging for one thing.

“She wanted her bear-bears, that’s all she wanted. She kept saying, 'Oh no, my bear-bears, oh no, my bear-bears,” said Dixon.

The flames destroyed Dixon’s kitchen and dining room, but her daughters’ bedroom escaped damage from the flames and a firefighter retrieved a bear.

Dixon doesn’t know where the family will go next but is happy they’re able to go together.

“As long as they’re safe that’s what really matters, everything else is replaceable,” said Dixon.

Firefighters were battling a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Tomball Thursday.

Officials said residents had to evacuate and six of the units were destroyed in the fire.

Firefighters said they were able to find the unit where the fire started, but the cause of the fire is still unknown and under further investigation. No was injured as a result of the fire.


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