The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Greenridge, south of Westheimer, and it took firefighters about two hours to extinguish.
By the time first responders arrived, flames were radiating from the building and the fire had to be raised to three wind gust alert levels.
People in at least 50 units were displaced because of fire, smoke or water damage or no electricity.
Subway buses and the American Red Cross were called to help those displaced stay warm and find shelter.
Between 120 and 130 firefighters worked to put out the fire.
All residents have evacuated themselves to safety.
This is not the first time a fire has consumed apartments in the building. In 2019, a four alarm fire destroyed several units.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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