Victims at Fountaingate apartments clean up after fire - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Victims at Fountaingate apartments clean up after fire

WICHITA FALLS, TX -

Saturday morning people are cleaning up what is left after what they say has been a wild 24 hours.

Joe Biter was asleep when the fire started.

It was just a massive mess, said Biter.  When I first saw it that the whole apartment was going to go up it was that bad.
As soon as I walked through the door I could immediately smell the smoke, said resident Brandon Murray.  The white smoke, rolling through the air like the whole building was on fire.

This is not the first time the 2 have seen tragedy.

The tornado in 1979 is my experience, said Biter.  I lived down the street in another apartment complex and that's the only thing I've ever been around.
Ive been in one other fire in my life and that was a house that was enough for me to realize that we're not totally safe anything can happen and just be prepared for it, said Murray.

Murray said the entire complex watched the firemen extinguish the flames.
There was a lot of worry on people's faces, said Murray.  The wind was actually picking up so you could see it rolling just effecting everything around.  Be thankful for what we have and that we can rebuild.  All of us can and that we can come together as a community and try and help rebuild each others lives.

The American Red Cross provided shelter for the victims of the fire.

The cause is still under investigation.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-24 21:45:36 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-02-25 03:49:04 GMT
    The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

  • Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'

    Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-24 06:15:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:48 PM EST2018-02-25 03:48:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump could face a backlash from gun rig...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump could face a backlash from gun rig...
    President Donald Trump could face a backlash from gun rights advocates by voicing support for gun control measures.
    President Donald Trump could face a backlash from gun rights advocates by voicing support for gun control measures.
  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-25 03:46:14 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

Powered by Frankly