Westside apartment complex burns, families displaced

Photo by Glen Ellman/FWFD
Photo by Glen Ellman/FWFD

Five families were forced out of their apartment home this past Sunday as an early morning blaze broke out at the Hills Apartments complex in the 3100 block of West Normandale in west Fort Worth.

A bottom floor apartment unit was fully involved in flames when fire personnel arrived on the scene around 12:20 a.m. The fire then spread to the 2nd floor damaging four more units.

A woman living in the apartment where the fire supposedly started was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Another four units sustained smoke and water damage.

The American Red Cross was on scene to aid the displaced families.


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A spokesperson for the Red Cross said that nearly every day they see families like these dealing with some type of fire disaster.

“We’re there to meet their immediate needs such as food, clothing and shelter,” a Red Cross volunteer said.

Every fire victim that comes to the Red Cross gets items to get through the first couple of days and that includes things like a blanket and a comfort kit. The kit has essential items like shampoo and a toothbrush because for many fire victims they’ve lost everything, even the smallest items.

Red Cross volunteers are on call 24-hours a day in case of a disaster.