30 Displaced After Fire Devours Fort Worth Apartment Building

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    NBC 5 viewer Juan sent us this video of an apartment fire in Fort Worth, May 22, 2014, near Cooks Lane and Interstate 30. (Published Friday, May 23, 2014)

    Burned wood and rubble are all that remain of a Fort Worth apartment building after a massive fire overnight Thursday.

    The fire broke out at the building along the 7600 block of Courtney Oaks Drive at about 10 p.m. Thursday, displacing about 30 people and destroying eight residences.

    When Fort Worth firefighters arrived, they saw heavy fire and quickly began attacking the flames.

    The blaze quickly spread into the attic and through the roof, devouring the building as firefighters were ordered back outside and into a defensive posture.

    Drivers could see the fire raging from Interstate 30, and smoke covering the highway forced them to slow down as they passed.

    After about 45 minutes, firefighters were able to get control of the fire. About an hour and a half after firefighters arrived, the all-clear was given.

    One person suffered a non-life-threatening injury while jumping a fence to escape the fire, but everyone else managed to get out OK.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.