Three people have died from their injuries in an apartment complex fire in west Houston, firefighters confirmed.
The fire started at about 4 a.m. on Whittington Drive, according to officials.
Firefighters said one of the victims was found on the first floor of the apartment complex.
Helicopter video above shows a partial collapse of the second and third floors
At about 6:20 a.m., firefighters were still working to put out some hot spots.
“It’s a blessing that I was still up because me and my son would have been gone. It was right there next to us. We would have never made it out,” said Sheonta Singleton, an apartment resident who escaped the fire.
A lot of side streets are blocked as crews continue to put out the fire.