Firefighters respond to massive 3-alarm fire at apartment construction site in Katy area

KATY, Texas – Firefighters responded to a massive three-alarm fire at an apartment building in Katy Wednesday.

Officials said the blaze broke out around 6:33 a.m. at San Tierra Apartments located on Partnership Way and Texas 99. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, the apartment building appears to be under construction by a company called Sueba Construction.

Firefighters said when they arrived at the scene, they ran into a number of issues, including getting water pressure and scaffolding.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown. Officials said one firefighter from an assisting agency was transported for heat exhaustion, but no other injuries were reported. Some small grass fires sparked by the apartment blaze, officials said.

Some residents in a neighboring apartment complex owned by the same company said they could feel the heat from the blaze and that it was so intense, some windows were cracking.

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Harris County sheriff’s deputies said the fire will have a big impact on area traffic. Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes.

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Firefighters respond to a massive fire at an apartment construction site in Katy on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

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