2-alarm fire burns at retirement home in The Heights

Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:23:51 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 06 2013 05:19:24 PM CST

March 6, 2013: Some residents in a high-rise retirement home are forced out of their units after a two-alarm fire breaks out. Mary Benton reports.


A two-alarm fire burned at a retirement home in The Heights on Wednesday.

Houston firefighters were called out to a 10-story building on Heights Boulevard near 20th about 3:40 p.m.

The fire broke out on the fourth floor, officials said. One of the windows on the floor was broken out.

A few of the floors were evacuated and many of those residents went to the lobby of the building.

One resident was taken to a hospital for treatment for a minor medical concern, officials said.

Investigators said the fire started in a kitchen.


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