WFFD shares new details on apartment fire

A large structure fire broke out a little before noon on Monday at an apartment complex on 11th street in Wichita Falls.
Published: Oct. 24, 2022 at 12:55 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Wichita Falls Fire Department officials have confirmed the apartment burned in Monday’s fire was vacant at the time of the blaze.

According to a report from WFFD, firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 11:56 a.m. Monday, for a structure fire at the Clark House Apartments.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they reported heavy fire showing from the two-story, wood-framed, brick apartment building. It took approximately two and a half hours for fire crews to extinguish the blaze, and most crews were forced to remain on the scene throughout the day to extinguish hot spots.

Nineteen WFFD units were on the scene of the huge fire along with multiple other agencies, including Sheppard Air Force Base, who assisted at Central Fire Station for back-fill, WFPD officers, who assisted with crowd and traffic control, and AMR. Atmos, Oncor, the City of Wichita Falls Utilities, and Code Enforcement also responded to the incident.

There were no injuries reported with the blaze, and the cause is still under investigation.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - A large fire broke out a little before noon on Monday at an apartment complex on 11th Street in Wichita Falls.

When our photographer arrived on the scene, there was heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure.

The Wichita Falls Fire Department worked diligently to contain the blaze, with firefighters spraying the flames from above and below.

Luckily, no one was inside the apartment building at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported. WFFD officials said the building was a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.