Firefighter injured while battling 2-alarm apartment fire in NW Houston, residents displaced

One firefighter has been taken to the hospital after being injured battling a 2-alarm apartment fire in northwest Houston

Details are limited at this time, but officials said the fire is located at 5801 N. Houston Rosslyn Road. 


The injured firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital. 

A few dozen residents were displaced from the fire.

Eli Casillas, who lives in one of the units directly impacted by the fire tells FOX 26, he was at work, but quickly ran home when he heard the news.

"I panicked," said Casillas. "I came running, good thing my dad wasn’t at work, so he was able to save a few things, my dog most importantly."


The heavy dark smoke and flames frightened neighbors, many of them can't help but feel bad for those impacted.

"I know the person who lives in that apartment," said Maria Rodrigez, neighbor. "When I saw the apartment I was thinking about my friends and I was worried."

The Red Cross has been called to help those who have been displaced due to the fire.