Five-alarm fire engulfs Houston condominiums

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HOUSTON (AP) - A large apartment complex under construction in Houston has been consumed by fire, sending black smoke billowing into the sky and drawing hundreds of emergency personnel.

View of a massive fire engulfing a Houston condo community that was under construction, from high up in a nearby building. (AP Photo)

Houston fire officials say no injuries have been reported as a result of the dramatic blaze, first reported around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The fire was upgraded to a five-alarm call about an hour later as firefighters struggled to bring it under control.

Authorities say nearly 200 emergency personnel are at the scene.

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