The cause of The Woodlands Apartment fire was electrical.
Fire crews on scene told Newschannel 6 the fire spread to 12 units.
Traffic is still being blocked near the 1700 block of Midwestern Parkway. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if at all possible.
30 firefighters are working to control the fire. It started around 10:00 a.m.
Part of the building has collapsed.
Residents are lined up outside their complex, watching as the building burns. Many of them have laundry baskets full of clothes and other personal items. Our reporter on scene said there are also many who don't even have shoes on.
Our crew found a man who helped warn many of the people who live at The Woodlands. He was driving by on Midwestern Parkway and saw smoke. He said he drove into the complex, then got out and started going door to door to warn people.