Families displaced, units damaged after heavy blaze at SE Houston apartment

Residents of a southeast Houston apartment complex are without a home after their building caught fire overnight Sunday. 

Houston firefighters were called out to the Del Mar apartments on Gulf Freeway a little before 2 a.m. and when they arrived, found the building engulfed in flames with heavy smoke showing. 

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Residents were able to get out of the apartment before firefighters arrived, so there were no injuries. We're told only half of the building was occupied because a few weeks ago, the same apartment caught fire and those residents were displaced as a result. 

Currently, eight units were destroyed because of the damage and three families have been displaced as well. 

The Red Cross has been notified so the families can receive assistance. 

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