TAYLOR, Texas -- The Taylor Fire Department says an apartment fire broke out Monday evening, leaving nine people without homes and injuring a firefighter.
Firefighters say the fire started around 7:20 p.m. at the home on Sixth Street. The house had been converted into six apartment units.
No injuries were reported, and fire crews say everyone got out of the house safely.
Officials say a firefighter suffered minor injuries while fighting the flames. Paramedics took him to a local hospital, and he has since been released.
The home was under construction, which made it difficult for firefighters to put the fire out.
"This type of fire construction, the fire gets in the walls, under the floors, things like that. We had to pull the firefighters out and go with a defensive attack," City of Taylor Fire Chief Pat Ekiss said.
The Red Cross is helping those who have been displaced. Crews say the house and units are a total loss.
Investigators will be on scene Tuesday to determine the cause of the fire.