Fire tears through Irving apartment building

- People were evacuated during a fire at an Irving apartment complex early Tuesday morning. Police helped alert some of those people.

Firefighters got the call about the fire at a large apartment complex in the 3800 block of Esters Road around 2 a.m. When they arrived, flames were shooting from the roof of one building.

Police also went door-to-door waking people up and helping them get out safely. No one was hurt.

One couple whose attic was on fire said they escaped with their 2-year-old child and a cousin.

“I grabbed my baby and I ran out of the house,” Brittany Sanders said.

“Really the best thing that I can say today is glad everybody’s safe. Materialistic things can be replaced but can’t no bodies be replaced. So I’m glad that me and my family made it out and everybody else’s family made it out,” Christopher Davis said.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. The couple FOX 4 talked to believes there might have been some kind of problem with their chimney and they think that might have sparked the fire in the attic.

Their apartment and others were heavily damaged by the fire. The American Red Cross and the apartment management is helping displaced residents in a total of 24 units.

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