FD rescues 3 in Waco apartment fire

WACO, TX - Waco firefighters rescued three people, two of  whom ended up going to the hospital and a total of six people were displaced by a fire at the Casa Carmel Apartments in Waco Wednesday morning.

The written fire report showed that the alarm came in at 2:21 a.m. from the apartments at 3614 West Waco Drive.

The first unit on the scene reported fire coming out of a window on a first floor corner of a two story, four unit apartment building.

Firefighters found one person who had jumped from a second story unit and one man who was hanging from the same window.

That man was assisted to the ground by firefighters.

As firefighters entered the apartment above the fire, they found two occupants who were removed from the building out a front window and who were subsequently transported to the hospital.

One person in the unit where the fire began was able to get out safely on his own.

Once the rescues were complete, the full attack on the fire began.

A second alarm was called because of the size of the building and to relieve firefighters who had been working the fire.

The Red Cross was called to assist the six occupants who were displaced.

Units remained on the scene until just before 5:00 a.m.

A Waco fire department report listed the fire as "unintentional" and said the fire began in the cooking area of a kitchen.


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