Apartment Fire in The Briar Forest Area

WHAT: Apartment Fire

WHEN: November 28, 2021 at 11:51 a.m.

WHERE: 301 Wilcrest, 77042

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: $30 thousand in estimated property saved.

DAMAGE: $35 thousand in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Unintentional - Chimney

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within five minutes to find heavy smoke coming from a 2-story apartment building. They made an offensive attack and located the fire in the attic. The building was ventilated, and a primary search was completed with crews evacuating residents from the building. Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters conducted salvage and overhaul. The fire was determined to be caused by a faulty chimney. The American Red Cross was notified to assist the residence. Firefighters from Stations 78, 83, 69, 75 and 57 responded to this incident.