Firefighters respond to battle wind and flames at east Fort Worth apartment complex
ByFunAsia 11 Mar 2021 09:50 AM 89
Families at a Fort Worth apartment complex were forced to evacuate Thursday morning because of a two-alarm fire.
The fire in the 9000 block of Sun Ridge Circle, near Interstate 30 and Eastchase Parkway, blew off before 6 a.m. in a second-floor apartment.
Firefighters responded to the call because the wind was fueling the flames.
Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl said, "The fire did make its way through the roof of that building. Once that made its way through the roof of the building a second alarm was called due to the amount of fire and the fact that we had heavy winds pushing that fire at the time."
Thankfully, the firefighters could control the flames from spreading to other buildings and no one was hurt.
Drivdahl said, "That’s always a concern when you have a fire this early in the morning in an apartment-style building. We know that there are multiple people in a small space so we are thankful that they were all able to make it out of the structure without any injuries."
Four apartments were completely damaged and several others suffered minor injuries.
About 20 residents were displaced. The American Red Cross is helping them.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.