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Temple Fire-Rescue responds to fire at apartment complex

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 18:40:59-04

Temple Fire-Rescue responded to a fire at Waterford Park apartments Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:20 pm, after smoke and fire could be seen coming out of the windows.

Two units at the apartments located on 3608 S 31st St. were affected by the fire, and according to Temple Fire-Rescue, the fire required a 2-Alarm response. The fire department had 11 units and 21 personnel respond to the scene.

One victim was inside one of the apartment units, and has been transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

Temple firefighters were able to get the fire under control at 2:56 p.m. Investigation revealed the fire was accidental, caused by electrical issues.

Crews are still on the scene at this time, with lane closures on S. 31st Street, so drivers in the area can expect traffic delays.