Some UT Arlington students preparing for finals week were interrupted by a fire at the South Campus Apartments in the 600 block of Causley Avenue, near the UTA campus.
Police first responded to a domestic violence call around 2:30 PM on Saturday. That’s when officers noticed the fire. FOX 4 viewers sent in video that showed flames shooting through the roof of the apartment building.
Police say one woman was arrested in connection with the domestic violence call. One man was treated for burns on the scene. Fire investigators say another person was taken to Parkland Hospital with burns to his feet.
Six apartments were heavily damaged. Seven apartments had smoke and water damage.
Students at the complex, like Anthony Kallas, say police got them out quickly. "There's cops knocking on all the doors, I thought there was a robbery going on I was scared I was like maybe I should stay in my room and what do you know he started shouting fire and I go outside and without any of my stuff and he's in the building I look up and there's just a whole bunch of black smoke."
The fire went to three alarms primarily because of the heat. Some 50 firefighters were rotated in and out.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The American Red Cross is helping about 40 residents displaced by the fire.
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