WACO, Texas — Amid heavy smoke, firefighters rescued three people from a Waco apartment blaze on Friday morning, fire officials say.
STRUCTURE FIRE - 3500 Block of W. Waco Dr. @WacoTXFire units operating at an apartment fire. 3 occupants rescued by firefighters.— Waco Fire Department (@WacoTXFire) March 11, 2022
The blaze occurred at Car Mel Apartments in the 3500 block of West Waco Drive.
According Deputy Fire Chief Robby Bergerson, firefighters responded to the blaze at 9:38 a.m. amid reports that people were trapped.
When they arrived at 9:41 a.m., firefighters found "heavy smoke conditions" at the apartment, Bergerson said.
Three occupants were rescued, he said, and the fire was quickly extinguished. A fourth person was able to "extricate themselves" and get out of the apartment safely.
All four were investigated for minor smoke inhalation and taken to the hospital with minor injuries.