18 people displaced by fire at the Pearl Apartments in College Station

No injuries were reported and the fire department is investigating the cause of the Wednesday morning blaze that damaged three apartments.
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Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 12:12 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2023 at 1:29 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - As many as 18 people, many of them children, have been displaced from their homes in College Station following a fire Wednesday morning.

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The College Station Fire Department responded just before noon to the Pearl Apartments on Harvey Road near Texas Avenue.

Chief Richard Mann tells KBTX the fire damaged three apartments in one unit in the complex.

One apartment upstairs has fire damage and two other apartments, one upstairs and one downstairs, have smoke and water damage.

No injuries were reported and one cat was rescued.

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Chief Mann said the first fire crew arrived on the scene in less than four minutes of the first 911 call made. It appears the fire started upstairs but it’s unclear at this time where exactly it started and how it began.

Of the tenants displaced is a family of 8, including 6 children, who lived in the apartment on the ground level. Upstairs, 7 tenants in one apartment and three in another are displaced.

The College Station Fire Department CART team and the American Red Cross are providing immediate assistance to those affected by the fire.

The Bryan Fire Department was also on the scene to assist with the fire.