NASSAU BAY, Texas - A major apartment fire in Nassau Bay has displaced at least a dozen families.
The fire sparked up around 3:50 p.m. Monday at the Bayfront Towers, located at 400 Lakeside Lane.
According to Tony Russo with the Nassau Bay Fire Marshal's Office, over 100 firefighters from 14 agencies including Nassau Bay’s Volunteer Fire Department, EMS, Police, Fire Marshal, Houston Fire Department, Seabrook, Webster, Forest Bend, Kemah, Friendswood, Port of Houston, and League City, and Houston Constables’ Office are in assistance at the scene.
Nassau Bay Mayor Bob Warters said, "The help was absolutely necessary to get this fire under control as rapidly as they did."
Authorities said it is known that the fourth floor of the building has collapsed.
Residents who live in building were happy there were no injuries.
"Right now, it looks like we are safe some smoke and water damage, but some of my neighbors they’ve lost everything," said Bill Dawson, a resident in the building.
"The smoke came up so quickly, the firefighters came in and they yelled for everyone to get out, and then it went into an inferno," said Marilyn Smith, who was another resident in the building.
We're told that approximately 35% of the building, which has 74 condo units, has been damaged. Russo said of the units affected, 16 units were damaged by fire.
The Red Cross has been called in to assist those displaced by the fire.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
The cause is unknown and is now under investigation.