UPDATE: Over $1M estimated damages from fire at Summit Apartments, cause under investigation

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UPDATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

The cause of a fire that resulted in over $1 million in damage to a Wichita Falls apartment complex Tuesday night is under investigation.

Wichita Falls Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Jody Ashlock said a structure fire response was initiated at around 7:06 a.m. at the Summit Apartments.

The first WFFD units on the scene said there was heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof of the two-story, 16-unit apartment building, and backup was called for right away.

Ashlock said it took 16 WFFD units and 36 firefighters approximately 45 minutes to get the fire under control.

Damage to the structure are estimated at $1 million and damage to the contents of the structure are estimated at $75,000.

No injuries were reported on the scene by any residents or firefighters.

The Red Cross was contacted to assist 16 displaced occupants who lived in the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita Falls firefighters are investigating a large fire at the Summit Apartments near Sheppard Air Force Base.

Crews were called to the scene at 1700 Enterprise Tuesday around 7 p.m.

Residents have been told to leave their apartments for safety reasons. No word on any injuries.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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