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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

 

8/18/2017

FORT WORTH, TX - A 2nd alarm apartment fire at the Brazos Apartments in the 6600 block of S. Hulen St. in Fort Worth, has injured two persons, requiring their transport to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX.  Fort Worth Firefighters received the call reporting the fire around 8:50 this evening.  Fire personnel arrived to find heavy fire showing from the apartments.  While performing a search of one of the units involved, firefighters discovered an elderly male patient with severe burns.  A second patient, an elderly female, had successfully escaped the fire but had sustained potentially serious burns as well.  Both patients were transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, one via Medstar Ambulance and the other via CareFlite Air Ambulance.  The fire was declared under control at 9:08.

     A total of 12 fire suppression units responded to the 2nd alarm fire, as well as fire support teams and FWFD Arson & Bomb Investigators.  Two units were heavily damaged by fire, two units received extensive smoke damage.  Approximately 32 units are currently without power.  Approximately 10 residents of the Brazos apartments have been displaced by this fire and are being assisted by the American Red Cross with temporary shelter and other services.

     The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Fort Worth Fire Department Arson Investigators.

    

 

 

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