HOUSTON – A person was injured Thursday after jumping from a balcony on a burning apartment building in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Fire Department.
The fire was reported at 12:58 p.m. at the Bellfort Apartments.
Firefighters said they responded to the scene within 5 minutes of the reported fire and battled the heavy smoke coming from the building.
At least 15 units were impacted either by power outage, smoke or fire.
The American Red Cross has been called to help assist residents
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
#Apartmentfire at 7950 Bellfort St. has been tapped out. One adult male has been transported to a nearby hospital. @HoustonFire #ArsonBureau is currently investigating. Please avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic. @FireChiefofHFD pic.twitter.com/LAYmC8wtJC— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) November 19, 2020