At least three people are dead after a fire ripped through a downtown apartment complex early Friday morning.
Firefighters have found three bodies in what remains of the Casa Tejas apartment complex, located at 1302 N. Gray St. Firefighters continued today to search the scene of the late night blaze, Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.
All three bodies were found in the same apartment, Smith said. They have not been publicly identified pending notification of next of kin. Four residents are still unaccounted for, police said in a statement at 10:30 this morning, and the Killeen Community Center is being used as a temporary shelter for apartment residents. The American Red Cross is also helping survivors.
Firefighters received a call of a structure fire at the complex at 12:04 a.m., Smith said. Within hours, the entire complex had caught fire.
The fire has been extinguished, and investigators remain at the scene. No cause has been identified.
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