Apartment Fire in OST / South Union Area

WHAT:  Apartment fire.

WHEN: This morning, March 19, 2018, just before 2 a.m.

WHERE: 5107 Browncroft Street, 77021

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

DAMAGE:  Estimated $100 thousand in damages.

CAUSE:  HFD Arson investigators ruled the cause of the fire as incendiary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Harris County Sheriff Deputies called in the fire after seeing the smoke while driving on MLK. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor of a 2-story apartment building. The fire was declared under control within about 30 minutes with crews from Stations 18, 23, 25, 35, 40 and 46 responding to the scene.  The vacant building’s windows were boarded up with a nearby building recently demolished.