2 people injured, 7 units destroyed in apartment fire in west Houston, HFD says

Houston firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at an apartment complex in west Houston that injured two people Saturday morning.

HOUSTON – Houston firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at an apartment complex in west Houston that injured two people Saturday morning.

HFD called for extra crews to respond to the Trails of Woodlake apartments, located in the 2000 block of Westerland Drive, at around 5 a.m., where flames shot through the roof at one of the units.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Residents at the complex tell KPRC 2 they heard gunshots then shortly after heard screaming and that’s when they realized there was a fire at the complex.

Two people--a man and a woman--were transported to a nearby hospital in unknown conditions. Neighbors say they saw both individuals engulfed in flames.

Seven units were burned by the fire, according to officials. No word on how many residents were displaced.

Red Cross has been called to assist those residents who were displaced by the fire.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.


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