Six Hurt in Houston Apartment Fire, Cause Sought

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HOUSTON -- Officials say six people have been hurt in a fire at a Houston apartment complex.

The Houston Fire Department says the blaze broke out before dawn Tuesday at a complex in the northwest part of the city.

Three people were treated at the scene. Three others were transported to a hospital, as a precaution, for treatment of smoke inhalation.

Authorities say a security guard helped rescue one man by kicking in the door of the first-floor unit to pull the victim to safety.

Investigators are trying to determine what started the blaze that damaged several apartments. The fire was extinguished in about a half-hour.