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At least 12 displaced after the Victoria Park Apartments fire in southwest Houston, firefighters say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Firefighters are investigating whether powerful lightning we saw during nighttime storms started a fire in southwest Houston

Twelve people have evacuated their homes after a fire broke out at the Victoria Park Apartments on the South Course, near Elmsworth, around 4:30am on Sunday.

The Houston Fire Department Arson Team has arrived at the scene and is investigating what may have started the fire.

According to the fire department, two apartments burned and two others suffered water damage.

According to officials, everyone evacuated alone. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to put out the fire.

About 12 people, including four children, have been displaced and the American Red Cross is on its way to help them.

One of HFD’s department heads said that they are currently facing a labor shortage, which has delayed their response. Fortunately, responders from another apartment fire in the area were nearby.

ABC13 asked if the rain from Sunday’s storm helped firefighters in their efforts.

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