Family rescued during overnight fire destroying 16 apartments in Harris County

A woman and her three children were rescued from the balcony of their apartment as a fire engulfed their unit at a complex in northwest Harris County overnight.

The three-alarm fire quickly spread across the Cornerstone Village Apartments at around 1:30 a.m. Monday, and destroyed 16 units.

The rescue was caught on camera.

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After the family was rescued, a dog was also saved in the fire.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

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