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Fire heavily damages apartment complex in Portland

Lands End Apartments
Posted at 10:28 AM, Sep 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-07 12:40:28-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — A Portland apartment complex caught fire and left multiple families displaced Tuesday morning.

According to the Portland Fire Department, fire crews were dispatched to Land's End Apartments just after 4 a.m. in reference to a structure fire.

Several apartment units were engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived. Emergency crews said the wind played a big part in the fire spreading so quickly throughout the units.

There were no serious injuries reported, however, several residents had to be evacuated. The Red Cross is assisting the residents at Land's End Apartments whose apartment was destroyed in the fire.

One resident has started a GoFundMe page for their father, whose apartment was burned in the fire.

"Thankfully, my dad wasn’t inside of the building when it caught fire, but when he came back from the store, his building was engulfed in flames," said Anna Leonard.

"All of his belongings and medications have been ruined, leaving him with only the clothes he was wearing and his cell phone," stated Anna Leonard on GoFundMe.

Here is a link to the GoFundMe page for anyone who wants to help during this difficult time.

Fire crews said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.