Fire sends some Corpus Christi residents to roof

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Several people have been safely rescued from the roof of a burning two-story apartment building in South Texas.

The Corpus Christi Fire Department used ladders to help with Tuesday night's rescue.

Officials say one person was transported to a hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

Fire department Capt. James Brown says investigators believe the blaze started on the second floor. Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire that displaced more than a dozen people. No estimate was available on damage mainly to the interior of the structure.

The American Red Cross will help the affected residents.

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