It was a narrow escape for a young mom and her three kids in Houston. They’ve seen the death with their own eyes, after the family’s home was entirely destroyed by a devastating fire. It was one of several at the Cornerstone Village Apartments that caught fire after midnight on Sunday morning.
Thanks to the bravery of the Houston Fire Department the family was rescued from their apartment balcony, and they all escaped uninjured. The fire ended up destroying 16 apartments.
It’s still unknown what caused the terrifying blaze, but firefighters reportedly arrived at 14131 Cornerstone Village Dr. just before 2 a.m. to battle the raging flames in the North Bend Apartments.
Fire officials say no one was hurt and everyone is accounted for. What sparked the fire isn’t known, but the Harris County Fire Marshal Office is investigating.
The incredible video shows firefighters bringing the family down a ladder perched against the back balcony while flames raged behind. A neighbor tweeted that that balcony collapsed just one minute after everyone was rescued.
Another family of four also escaped the fire before it reached their apartment.