Fire Damages Local Condo Complex Under Construction

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WACO (July 14, 2013)—Fire destroyed four partially finished buildings early Sunday at a high-end housing complex that's under construction at North 5th and Bosque Boulevard in Waco.

(Photo by Nichole Perez)

The fire at Cameron Heights was reported at around 2:20 a.m. and firefighters could see the flames as they responded.

The flames spread to nearby power poles and to a grassy area.

Firefighters created lines to prevent the flames from spreading further.

The four buildings were about 60 percent finished at the time of the fire, officials said.

One firefighter was hurt, but the injuries weren't believed to be serious, officials said Sunday.

The cause is under investigation.

The development is in an area of the city where possible arson fires have broken out in about two-dozen buildings over the past year and a half.

The most recent fire was on Thursday.

It destroyed a condemned apartment complex and a vacant house about 10 blocks away.

The first phase of the Cameron Heights project involves construction of about two-dozen condominium-style homes that would sell for $120,000 to $170,000 according to published reports.