VIDEO: Firefighters rescue mother, her 3 kids from raging apartment fire in Texas

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Family rescued from balcony as their apartment was engulfed in flames. (KTRK)

Three children and a woman were rescued from a fast-moving apartment fire in northwest Harris County, Texas.

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ABC13's Jeff Ehling provides insights from the scene of a 3-alarm apartment fire in northwest Harris County.

The fire started in building nine of the Cornerstone Village Apartments around 1:30 a.m. Monday. It quickly spread to three alarms.

Firefighters were able to rescue a woman and her children from a second-floor window.

Incredible video captured the family being brought down a ladder from a back balcony while the flames raged behind them.

"We went to the closet to get clothes and shoes. We seen the smoke collapsing in the roof inside the apartment. I just grabbed my kids and went," said Margaret Williams.

Just before 4 a.m. a puppy was also rescued from the building.

One building collapsed because of the fire damage and is a total loss. Sixteen units were destroyed.

A cause of the blaze was not immediately known. Red Cross was on the scene assisting the families impacted by the fire.
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