• December 21, 2014

Killeen residents, firefighter hospitalized after apartment fire

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Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014 4:30 am

Eight Killeen residents and a firefighter were treated at local hospitals Saturday after a fire in an apartment building forced some people to jump from second-floor windows.

The fire was reported about 3:40 a.m. Saturday in a two-story building housing four units in the 100 block of West Dunn Avenue in Killeen, officials said.

The fire was extinguished in about an hour, Fire Chief Jerry Gardner said, but crews stayed on scene to watch for hot spots.

Eight residents were taken to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen with nonlife-threatening burns and other injuries sustained while jumping from the second floor. A few others were treated for minor injuries at the scene, he said. A firefighter having difficulty breathing was taken to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights for observation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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