CLEAR LAKE, Texas – Fire officials say two individuals have been taken to the hospital after an apartment complex caught on fire in southeast Harris County Saturday afternoon.
According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire broke out in the 2800 block of west Bay Area Boulevard.
HFCMO says the two people were transported to HCA Clearlake in stable condition for precautionary measures.
As of Saturday afternoon, the fire had reportedly been contained to just one building. Leslie Bristol saw the fire and jumped into action.
“I parked my car and put on my hazards. As I’m calling 911, I’m banging on doors and telling people it’s a fire and you need to get out,” she said.
Bristol said she rescued a few pets and thankful she was able to help out.
“It makes me feel really good, but in all reality that’s the person I am. I thank these guys because I would not be able to go in that fire,” she said.
Friendswood Fire Department, Forest Bend Fire Department, Pearland Fire Department, League City Fire Department, and Webster Fire Department all responded to the scene.
“We went into an aggressive interior attack as the fire was still extending. We went into a ladder pipe attack, we had 3 ladder trucks up, sprayed water, and then we went back on for over haul,” Battalion Chief Mark Faber said.
Chief Faber says a few pets did not survive the fire and the Red Cross is helping families.
The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office are working to see what prompted the fire.
HCFMO investigators are on scene assisting with an apartment fire in the 2800 block of W. Bay Area Blvd.. The fire is contained to one building. 2 people were transported to HCA Clearlake in stable condition for precautionary measures. pic.twitter.com/iDJLN4qpCL— @hcfmo (@hcfmo) August 20, 2022
2800 block of W. Bay Area Bouelvard