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Firefighters save woman from southwest Houston apartment blaze

Monday, October 19, 2009

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Via: Rosa Flores / 11 News

HOUSTON—Arson investigators are searching for the cause of a blaze that broke out at a southwest Houston apartment complex late Sunday night.

Apartment fire

Rosa Flores’ 11 News report

October 19, 2009 View larger E-mail Clip More Video Houston firefighters were called to the El Paraiso Apartments in the 7700 block of Corporate drive around 11 p.m.

When crews arrived, they said one of the apartment buildings was engulfed in heavy fire.

Residents said the fire spread quickly.

“We was in there cooking and my husband was on the computer.  We came outside and we just seen smoke.  And just in the matter of minutes the whole thing started up in flames,” one resident said.

In all, about 60 firefighters responded to the blaze.

They pulled one fire victim from an upstairs unit, but firefighters said everyone else managed to escape the flames on their own.

There were no injuries.