Massive Fire Destroys Apartment Building In Downtown Houston

A five-alarm fire leveled a Texas apartment complex that was under construction in downtown Houston. No injuries reported.

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A massive fire broke out in downtown Houston on Tuesday, destroying a residential building that was under construction. No injuries have been reported and only one person, a construction worker, needed to be rescued from the scene. Houston Fire Department reports that all fire fighters are OK, too.

Photo captured just after the fire started.

Photo may have captured the #MontroseFire just as it started. Pic from Brenda Torres. http://t.co/OGUzeq4vQT #hounews

Houston Chronicle@HoustonChron

Photo may have captured the #MontroseFire just as it started. Pic from Brenda Torres. http://t.co/OGUzeq4vQT #hounews

04:44 PM - 25 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Things escalated quickly.

vine.co

Montrose apartment fire has traffic in W #Houston at a standstill - now 4alarm; watch live --> http://t.co/DXg603NSau

KHOU 11 News Houston@KHOU

Montrose apartment fire has traffic in W #Houston at a standstill - now 4alarm; watch live --> http://t.co/DXg603NSau

02:11 PM - 25 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

HFD says no reported injuries so far in this four-alarm fire at West Dallas and Montrose in #Houston. #KHOU

The Bishop@BillBishopKHOU

HFD says no reported injuries so far in this four-alarm fire at West Dallas and Montrose in #Houston. #KHOU

02:25 PM - 25 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Video uploaded to YouTube shows different views of the fire from around the city.

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