HOUSTON – Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that caused more than $1.5 million worth of damage at an apartment complex in north Houston.
The Houston Fire Department responded to the fire at the apartment complex located in the 13030 block of North Borough around 6 p.m. Monday.
Firefighters said they arrived at the scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the eaves and the third-floor roof of the three-story apartment building.
HFD officials said the firefighters made an offensive attack and conducted a primary search but the fire began to spread through the common attic, causing crews to initiate a defensive attack.
Approximately 24 units were damaged, and the American Red Cross responded to the scene to help residents.
“The Red Cross Houston chapter has continued to work with those affected by last night’s apartment fire in the Greenspoint area. Our case workers are working with the affected families to support them during these tragic times. Our teams have provided assistance to more than 35 people so far. If you are one of the families that was affected by the fire we ask that you please call 1800-Red-Cross to be connected with a caseworker who can help you start your recovery process,” Red Cross officials said.
No injuries were reported.
HFD Arson investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.