UPDATE: Four hospitalized following Abilene apartment complex fire

ABILENE - After the morning fire at the Warwick Apartments, Abilene Fire Department reports that four people have been hospitalized including three victims and a firefighter.

When AFD arrived on the scene they were informed of “a possible entrapment and quickly performed search and rescue operations,” according to a press release.

They reported that a 9-year-old male was self-rescued, a 27-year-old female was rescued by bystandards and a 4-year-old male was rescued by firefighters. All three victims were treated on the spot and then transported to Hendrick Medical Center, according to the press release.

The 27-year-old and 4-year-old were later flown to UMC Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center, located in Lubbock. One firefighter was transported to Hendrick Medical Center for minor burns, according to the press release.

The fire occurred approximately at 10:25 a.m. at the Warwick Apartments, located at 2400 Arrowhead rd. After the search and rescue mission was complete, AFD reported the fire was quickly brought under control. At the scene, two animals were found dead in the apartment, while many animals were rescued from surrounding units.

Currently, the Red Cross have 21 people displaced from eight surrounding units.

“The apartment and adjoining units sustained heavy fire damage, estimated at $100,000. The fire cause is still under investigation and investigators are currently still on scene gathering information,” according to the press release.

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