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Two People Killed in Apartment Fire



BIG SPRING, TX – At least two people lost their lives during a major apartment fire in Big Spring over the weekend.

According to officials, Big Spring firefighters were dispatched to the Ponderosa Apartments on East 6th Street around 2:00 a.m. Sunday.

When the firefighters arrived at the scene, they found multiple units fully engulfed. The fire continued to spread as the firefighters struggled to contain the blaze until 4:00 a.m.

At least two people were transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for smoke inhalation and burn injuries.

Currently, four families have been relocated and the Big Spring Emergency Management has set up a Reunification Center at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum to assist families affected by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.