KATY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An apartment complex under construction in the Houston suburbs caught fire October 14, causing an inferno that could be seen from miles away.
The fire started around 6:30 a.m., sending flames and thick smoke high into the air over Katy, Texas.READ MORE: Dallas Homicide Detectives Searching For Suspect Kenneth Carraway
The San Tierra Apartments had been under construction for several months, but the building wasn’t complete and tenets were far from moving in to any units. Because of the state of construction the sprinkler system had not been activated, so the flames spread quickly.READ MORE: 'Multiple Gunshot Wounds' Listed As Cause Of Death For Synagogue Hostage Taker Malik Faisal Akram
The roaring flames were so intense that responding fire departments reportedly maxed out the water supply and at one point could not stop the fire from spreading.
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Firefighters from Harris County, Houston, Katy, Cypress Fairbanks and several other departments all worked together to battle the blaze.
One firefighter received non-life threatening injuries. Investigators are still working to find out exactly what sparked the fire.MORE NEWS: IRS Will Require Taxpayers To Sign Up With ID.me To Access Their Online Accounts
Katy is about 30 miles west of Houston.