Fire damages 12 units at Fort Worth apartment complex

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A late Sunday night fire at an apartment complex in the Woodhaven neighborhood damaged 12 units and sent one person to the hospital who was having trouble breathing.

The fire was reported at 11:52 p.m. at the Surrey Oaks Apartments at 425 King George Street.

When they arrived, firefighters determined that the fire had spread from a ground floor apartment upward into second-floor units, including the attic space, said Fort Worth Fire Capt. Tom Crow. A second alarm was issued three minutes later when firefighters saw how far the fire had spread.

The fire was brought under control at 12:36 a.m. Monday.

Crow said it wasn’t clear how many tenants were displaced since the complex was only 50 to 60 percent occupied. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The Surrey Oaks Apartments is in a section of Fort Worth where some Woodhaven residents have complained about the conditions of the cluster of apartment complexes.

This isn’t the first fire at Surrey Oaks. In March 2008, another fire at Surrey Oaks damaged six units, according to Star-Telegram archives.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698 Twitter: @fwhanna

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