Fire Burns El Paso Apartment Complex
POSTED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 6:19am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:42pm
EL PASO - An early morning fire ripped through an East El Paso apartment complex, seriously burning a woman.
Fire dispatchers say the 24-year-old is burned on more than 80 percent of her body.
She is being flown to the Lubbock Burn Center for treatment.
The fire started around 2:15 a.m. at the Celina Apartments in the 8500 block of Viscount.
Firefighters evacuated the complex while they tried to get control of the flames and brought in Sun Metro buses to keep tenants warm.
Investigators say two apartments were engulfed in flames. Another has water damage.
Two families are displaced and the Red Cross is helping them with shelter this morning.
Investigators are now trying to figure out what caused the fire.
Stay with ktsm.com and NewsChannel 9 throughout the day for updates to this developing story.