Sunday, June 4, 2017

Apartment Complex Burns After Lightning Strike


A Conroe apartment complex went up in flames Saturday night after reportedly being struck by lightning, destroying eight units and displacing 41 people.

No one was injured in the blaze at Autumn Woods Apartments, which began shortly before 10 p.m., according to the Conroe Fire Department. Eight of the building's 16 apartments were destroyed.

The department's fire marshal's office does not believe the fire in the 2000 block of Plantation Dr. was caused by something suspicious but is investigating.

The Autumn Woods complex was constructed before fire sprinklers were required to be installed, and it was unclear whether the apartments had working smoke alarms, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Legoudes, Jr. said in a press release.

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