Fire sends some Corpus Christi residents to roof

POSTED: 8:20 AM Jan 08 2014   UPDATED: 8:20 AM Jan 08 2014
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -

Several people have been safely rescued from the roof of a burning two-story apartment building in South Texas.

The Corpus Christi Fire Department used ladders to help with Tuesday night's rescue.

Officials say one person was transported to a hospital to be checked out as a precaution.
    
Fire department Capt. James Brown said investigators believe the blaze started on the second floor. Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire that displaced more than a dozen people. No estimate was available on damage mainly to the interior of the structure.
    
The American Red Cross will help the affected residents.