Man burned escaping fire at Three Fountain Apartments in Houston

Firefighters responded to a fire at Three Fountain Apartments around 4:15AM the morning of Friday March 4th. The apartments are located on Burgoyne Road near Fountain View Drive. Houston News Channel 2 reports that when firefighters arrived on the scene they saw flames coming from two apartments. Investigators said a man jumped from a second story apartment: he sustained second and third degree burns over 35% of his body and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital to be treated. The cause of the fire is under investigation: one apartment was completely destroyed and three more apartments had smoke or water damage.

A man was burned jumping from a second-story window escaping a fire at Three Fountains Apartments in Houston

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