KILLEEN, Texas (Sept. 20, 2022) – The Killeen Fire Department responded to a fire at a two-story apartment in the 1200 block of College Street at 3:34p.m. today.
Crews noticed black smoke coming from a second-floor apartment door and window and Killeen Police evacuated homes of adjacent residents. Crews found no residents in the home, although confirm one dog and one cat died in the fire.
The fire was put out by 3:42p.m. Crews says the fire appeared to start in a closet containing the HVAC air handler and water heater. There was one unit heavily damaged by flames and units adjacent to and below the apartment that caught fire experienced water damage.
Residents from four units have been displaced and our Emergency Management team is assisting those families and connecting them to the American Red Cross.