HPD: Fire victim trapped by burglar bars

One person died in an apartment fire Wednesday afternoon in southeast Houston.

HOUSTON - A man who died in an apartment fire Wednesday afternoon was trapped inside by burglar bars, Houston police said Thursday. 

Lam Nguyen's body was found inside his apartment after firefighters put out the two-alarm fire in southeast Houston.

Firefighters responded to the scene in the 8200 block of Broadway shortly after 3 p.m. 

Officials say two firefighters were transported to nearby hospitals for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

(© 2016 KHOU)


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