July 16--FORT WORTH -- Five residents of an apartment complex were injured Wednesday morning in an apartment fire in east Fort Worth that destroyed one building and damaged two others, fire officials said.
Four residents suffered a variety of traumatic injuries, including two who were injured when they jumped from a second story to escape the flames, said Battalion Chief Richard Harrison. Of those four, two suffered smoke inhalation.
Fire officials reported the four were taken to three local hospitals but said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
A fifth resident of the La Jolla Terrace Apartments at 1309 Alexis Ave. walked up to paramedics shortly after 7 a.m. with minor burns and was treated at the scene, said MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky.
Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
"One of the buildings was fully involved when firefighters arrived," Harrison said. "The roof caved in on that building and flames jumped to two other buildings."
Heavy damage was reported in those two buildings.
Firefighters extinguished the flames within an hour, and remained on the scene.
An investigation is underway to determine a cause of the blaze.
Watch video of the fire from our partner WFAA.com below.
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