Early Sunday morning fire destroys nearly a dozen apartments in Bryan

Published: Jan. 5, 2020 at 8:07 AM CST
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A devastating fire ripped through an apartment complex in Bryan on Sunday morning destroying at least 9 apartments and damaging a couple more.

It happened in the early morning hours at the Oaks of Villa Maria at 1305 W. Villa Maria Road between Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Wellborn Road.

Some of the first firefighters to arrive on the scene tell KBTX the fire was already quickly moving from one apartment to the next before getting water on the flames.

Neighbors say all residents were able to scramble to safety and nobody was seriously injured, although firefighters said at least one resident later went to a hospital to be examined.

A cat was also found and rescued in one of the apartments.

to see firefighters with the pet.

Firefighters were able to stop the flames from spreading and destroying the entire row of apartments that were all connected.

The American Red Cross responded to the scene to begin providing assistance with those affected by the fire.

As far as a cause, firefighters said it was too soon to say, but they'll be investigating it throughout the day on Sunday.

to see more images from the scene.

Crews from both the Bryan Fire Department and College Station Fire Department responded and worked together to extinguish the fire. To help respond to other calls in the city, volunteer firefighters from Brazos County were on standby in the city.

A portion of W. Villa Maria Road was closed by Bryan police as emergency crews lined the street. The roadway is now back open.

DEVASTATION: An early morning fire has destroyed 9 and damaged 2 apartments in Bryan. Here's a link to the full story:...

Posted by Rusty Surette on Sunday, January 5, 2020

SAVED! Firefighters found and saved a cat from this morning’s fire at 1305 W. Villa Road in Bryan. Nobody was seriously injured. 🙏🏼😻 ‪(📸: Bryan Fire Department Battalion Chief Gerald Burnett‬)

Posted by Rusty Surette on Sunday, January 5, 2020